Wood Farm Primary School



This information is intended mainly for other education professionals, but will also be of interest to parents and carers.

A new national curriculum was introduced in England in September 2014, which included the phased removal of levels as the means of reporting statutory assessment.  Children in Year 2 and Year 6 took national assessments (SATs) in 2014/15 as the final year groups. National test data is now reported using standardised scores, with the national expectation of 100 or above.

In place of levels Wood Farm School is using a system based on how confidently children are meeting the age-related expectations for their year group. At each assessment point (three times a year) children will be assessed against age-related expectations as either:

Well below

Just below


At greater depth

 This will be informed by both teacher assessment and standardised assessments. For teacher assessment, teachers will assess children against objectives for their year group, deciding in each case whether an objective is:

Taught, but not yet understood

Some evidence, but not yet secure

Objective secured

At greater depth

 They will also carry out a standardised assessment in Reading and Maths, which will give a standardised score between 70 and 130, with 100 calculated as the ‘average’ score (50th percentile score)

To give parents and carers a clear picture of their child's attainment compared to national expectations we provide a short assessment report which is shared at parents’ evenings.