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Assessment Principles

Assessment at Ledbury Primary School


At Ledbury Primary School we believe that assessment is fundamental to the progress and attainment of all pupils. It is integral to high-quality teaching and learning. Assessment helps us to ensure that our teaching is appropriate and that children are making at least expected progress.

At Ledbury Primary School assessment takes many forms including ongoing dialogue between teacher and child.


As a school, we will ensure that:

  • Assessment is used to plan next steps in learning for all children.
  • Assessment is fair and inclusive.
  • Assessment is open, honest and transparent.
  • Assessment secures high expectations for all.
  • Assessment is appropriate to age, task and desired information.
  • Assessment is accurate and consistent.
  • Assessment supports comparisons with other schools, both locally and nationally.
  • Assessment outcomes provide meaningful and understandable information for pupils, parent/carers and school staff.



Our use of assessment

Ledbury Primary School currently uses National Progression Guidance Materials to set yearly targets for each child. 

School Pupil Tracker (SPTO) is our main assessment tool to track and record children's attainment and progress.  This tool enables us to give an accurate assessment of each child at any point in the year.


'Assessment without levels'

In 2014 the DfE announced that their would no longer be National Curriculum levels and that school would have to set up their own way of assessing pupils.  As a school we spent a lot of time researching various different methods of assessing pupils, to ensure we got the right system for our children and for you as parents/carers.  We looked at three different systems and chose SPTO.


Summative Assessment and Testing

The school follows the National Testing Agenda.


Information for parents about the national curriculum tests for years 2 and 6

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