Snydale Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S72 8JR

01226 710523

Churchfield Primary School

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SATa & Assessments

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.


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)

KS2 (Y6) Test Dates

Monday 13th May 2019 - GPS Paper 1 & GPS Paper 2

Tuesday 14th May 2019 - English Reading

Wednesday 15th May 2019 - Maths Paper 1 & Maths Paper 2

Thursday 16th May 2019 - Maths Paper 3

Mon 6th May - SATs Breakfast Club Starts

Fri 17th May 2019 - SATs Breakfast Club Ends

KS1 (Y2) SATs

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

Standards/ Results

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 These have been replaced by a new system based on age-related expectations, where schools are free to develop their own schemes or purchase ready-made schemes.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

*Subject to change each year

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 below. 

DFE Information for Parents