Assessment at Abercrombie Primary School


National Curriculum 2014 is now fully implemented in school. The curriculum gives age related expectations for each year group in school. The expectations for each year group are higher than they were in the old national curriculum. This will be a challenge to the school and the children, particularly throughout 2015-16, when the children are effectively ‘catching up’.

During the school year the children‘s progress towards achieving their age related expectation will be assessed by their class teacher.


Their progress will be described as being within a band. The children will progress through the bands. The bands are:





Children who are in the early stages of learning for their year group.

Children working within the expectations for their year group.

Children working above expectations for their year group.

At Abercrombie Primary School we assess our children half termly in KS1 and 2. We have an online system to record individual results  called  ‘Eazmag’. This system allows us to track pupil progress in detail and analyse results. The Senior Leadership Team and class teachers also hold half termly pupil progress meetings to reflect and discuss pupil progress. 


In EYFS (Nursery and Reception) the children are assessed using our own school baseline within the first four weeks of them starting school. From September 2020, Reception children will also be assessed using the NFER Reception Baseline.  All children are then assessed throughout the year.  This is done through working with small groups of children and through observations of the children's learning. Parents are asked to contribute towards their child's assessments via an online learning journey called Tapestry. Class teachers ensure that learning journeys are updated weekly in order to keep parents fully informed. 

EYFS staff also use the 'Eazmag' assessment system to track pupils progress.