Performance and Assessment


Schools in England are measured on individual pupils progress and attainment that they make from Reception through to the end of Year 2 and then from Year 2 to the time the pupils leave the school in Year 6.

There are national tests at Year 6 (SATs) with a combination of teacher assessments that are also used by schools from Reception through to year 6 to internally track pupil attainment and progress.


KS2 SATs Results 2022-2023

Key Stage 2 results


80.0% of pupils at Christ Church achieved the expected standard in reading compared to 73.0% nationally.

87.5% of pupils at Christ Church achieved the expected standard in writing compared to 71.0% nationally.

85.0% of pupils at Christ Church achieved the expected standard in maths compared to 73.0% nationally.

77.5% of pupils achieved the expected standard in grammar, punctuation and spelling compared to 72.0% nationally.


72.5% of pupils achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined compared to 59% nationally.


The percentage of pupils judged to be working at greater depth in reading is 15.0%, in writing is 22.5% and in maths is 20.0%. 


Pupils at Christ Church achieved an average scaled score of:

  •  104.9 for reading, compared to 105.0 nationally.
  •  105.4 for maths, compared to 104.0 nationally.
  •  104.2 for grammar and spelling, compared to 105.0 nationally.



DfE schools performance measures

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National curriculum and assessment information for schools

The manner in which schools assess learning has changed dramatically. Although there are still statutory assessments levels have been removed. Partially this is due to a shift in perception about levels: that children should master the skills that they have been taught rather than merely racing through the curriculum without gaining a secure understanding of what they have learnt. 

Although the content has been stipulated by the Government and Statutory Assessments will continue to be prescribed, schools are free to assess the skills acquired in each subject, at each stage of learning, in whatever manner they deem appropriate. 

We have been urged from this year to ensure that by the time children leave Christ Church, they are ‘Secondary Ready’. In other words, that they are equipped with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding required for their next stage of learning when they leave our school. To be 'Secondary Ready' the children must be able to understand and apply all the expectations set out in the primary national curriculum.

In readiness for the removal of levels we have put together an assessment database based upon Chris Quigley Essentials that matches the assessment and planning to monitor both pupil progress and attainment linked to the national curriculum. 

We hold joint consultation meetings with parents and teachers and sending home termly reports to inform you of the progress your child is making and to see whether they are on track to meet or exceed their targets based on the new assessment system in place. We have also put together a set of school standards for effort, behaviour, homework and organisation. 


Please click here to see an example of termly reports.