Understanding Assessment at Kenmore Park Junior School

Year 4 pupils are assessed in their knowledge of the multiplication facts up to 12x12 through the Multiplication Tables Check in June. This is a computer-based test in which children must be able to recall a fact within 6 seconds.  Parents will be informed of the results in the End of Year Summer Report.  Please follow this link to read about the Multiplication Tables Check [ Link].

Year 6 pupils are required to take statutory assessments known as the SATs. Children in England sit tests in: Reading Maths Grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS). These tests are both set and marked externally, and the results are used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment. More information for Parents can be found here [ Link].

A parents' Guide to Reports

Reporting to parents and consultations Parents receive reports three times a year, which align with our assessment timetable. The Autumn and Spring Pupil Profile reports are emailed home and the final End of Year Report will be emailed towards the end of Summer Term.

The timings of the Autumn parent meetings differ based on year groups. The Spring consultations take place on a training day in February.

The reports will inform parents of their child’s attendance, ‘Baseline’, ‘Assessment, 'Personal Progress' and ‘End of Year Target’ in the areas of Writing, Reading and Maths. It will also contain the child’s target in the ‘Comment’ section.

The summer report will expand further on the foundation subjects such as, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, PSHE, Computing, Art and Design Technology in the Summer End of Year Report.

Interpreting the progress colours

We are using these colours to indicate following levels of personal progress.
  • Red – Below expected progress
  • Yellow – Slightly below expected progress
  • Light Green – At expected progress
  • Green – Above expected progress


  • Assessment:A judgement made about a child's understanding
  • Baseline:A child’s baseline grade given at the start of the academic year.
  • Personal Progress:A judgement on your child’s personal progress made that academic year
  • End of Year Target:A child’s end of year target grade is calculated from their Baseline grade. They are expected to have made 4 grade points of progress from their baseline grade.

Pupils will be asssessed through out the academic year.

Assessment at KPJS has evolved to provide a detailed picture of your child's overall performance.

We currently use a scheme called 'Assertive Mentoring' based on regular tests with individual pupil interviews to ensure your child understands what next steps will help them improve. Your child should move up the 'Stage' system. This is shown in their 'Pupil Profile'. Please support your child with their targets and come in to see us should you have any questions.