Churchfield Primary School

Snydale Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S72 8JR

01226 710523

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SATs & Assessment 

We use a range of both formative and summative assessments in order to account for the individuality of each of our pupils. Teachers use a range of methods, underpinned by their in depth knowledge and relationship with each pupil, to create an accurate picture of the whole child. We currently use a bespoke assessment tool, designed in-house to assess our pupils, backed up by termly standardised tests and half-termly progress meetings. We also recognise  that not all progress can be measured by a number or term, particularly in the case of pupils with complex needs. We ensure all progress is communicated to parents, and that all forms of progress are important.


Click on the buttons below to view documents that detail our end of year results for FS2, KS1 and KS2. FS2 results are in relation to the Early Learning Goals, KS1 shows the results of the KS1  Phonics Screening & SATS, and KS2 shows the results from SATs tests.

These are simplified versions of our attainment sheets, showing headline data. If you would like to view a more comprehensive breakdown by pupil group, please see the 'Key Documents' page. 

Click here to view the DFE Performance Tables. 

KS2 SATs - year 6

In 2015/16 the KS2 tests went through significant changes. 

The tests will be held w.c Monday 14th May 2018. Please ensure you do not book any holidays or appointments during this period. Any pupils that miss tests will not be able to sit them on an alternative date. There are no longer Level 6 papers, these higher level questions are now built into the main test. If you would like any more information on testing arrangements, please see Mr Bean. We also hold several SATs information nights over the course of the year. 

Test Format

Maths Paper 1 - Arithmetic (30 mins)

Maths Paper 2 - Reasoning (40 mins)

Maths Paper 3 - Reasoning (40 mins)

Reading Paper 1 - Reading Booklet (1 Hour)

GPS Paper 1 - Spelling (15 mins)

GPS Paper 2 - Short Answer Questions (45 mins)

Test dates

Monday 14th May - GPS Paper 1 & GPS Paper 2

Tuesday 15th May - English Reading

Wednesday 16th May - Maths Paper 1 & Maths Paper 2

Thursday 17th May - Maths Paper 3

KS1 SATs - Year 2

Year 2 pupils will take part in a Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Test, Maths test and Reading test.

The KS1 tests have no set date, but must be carried out during May. The exact date will be communicated to parents nearer the time of the tests. 

Maths - Paper 1 Arithmetic , Paper 2 Problem Solving 

Reading - Paper 1 Short Text, Paper 2 Longer Text

GPS - Paper 1 Spelling, Paper 2 Short Answer Test


As you may have heard at Parent's Evening or in the national news, numerical levels are no longer in use in primary schools. These have been replaced by a new system based on age-related expectations, where schools are free to develop their own schemes or purchase ready-made schemes. For example, a child at the end of Year 6 would be expected to be working within the age-related expectations for the end of KS2. However, some gifted and talented pupils may show that they are working above the age related expectations for their age (greater depth).

In SATs, pupils will receive a 'raw' score , that will then be converted to a 'scaled score' to show where they are in comparison to other pupils nationally, and if they have reached the standard that has been deemed appropriate for their age.  

Scaled Score of 80 - 99: Has not met the expected standard

Scaled Score of 100 - 109: Has met the expected standard

Scaled Score of 110 or higher: Has met the higher standard (greater depth)

We hold a number of SATs information nights over the year, if you would like more information please see Mr Bean. 

More information from the DFE is available here.


We have created our own bespoke assessment tool for use in school, click the link below to view information on how we assess our pupils.