Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Understanding Primary Assessment 

If you have a child in Year 2 or Year 6 they will be taking they national curriculum tests: the SATs. They are designed to provide information about how your child is progressing when compared to national averages.

It is important to note that they are not qualifications and do not affect your child's future options in school, but that the results are used to help teachers pitch their lessons at the appropriate level for their classes, with a view to helping children reach their full potential.

Year 6 pupils sit SATs papers in reading, maths and GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling). 

Pupils will receive a scaled score between 80 and 120.

A scaled score between 100 and 120 shows the pupil has met the expected standard in the test.

Pupils need to have a raw score of at least 3 marks to be awarded the minimum scaled score (80).

For further information, please also refer to our guidance on understanding scaled scores at key stage 2: