Assessment & Reporting

Key Documents

Teachers assess the childrens’ progress and attainment continually in all subjects– it is an integral part of teaching and it enables the teacher to plan what the next steps in learning should be. Children need to be involved in this process so that they are motivated by the progress they have made and understand what they have to do next to improve.

Every 13 weeks pupils knowledge in reading and maths is checked using standardised test materials. These are then carefully analysed to inform future learning.

In all subjects we use a range of retrieval strategies to ensure important knowledge is maintained. This will then be monitored by end of unit quizzes.

Towards the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) teachers assess the children using a range of tasks and tests in English and Maths.

Towards the end of Key Stage 2, in May, the Year 6 children undertake statutory assessment in English and Maths.

Year 1 children take a statutory Phonics Screening test.

The results of all statutory assessments are submitted to the Local Authority and to the DfE.

You will be invited to a parents’ evening during the Autumn term when the children have settled into the new year, and again in the Spring term, when you will be able to discuss their progress with staff.

The end of year report sent out in July summarises your child’s progress and attainment during the year. Comments made by teachers will refer to the child’s strengths and the areas in which your child needs to improve.

If, during the year, you wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s progress you are invited to make an appointment to see his/her class teacher at the end of a school day, preferably on a Tuesday or a Thursday.

The 2018-19 assessments for KS1 and KS2: Pupils receive a test result as a scaled score and a teacher assessment based on the standards in the interim framework.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, testing did not happen during 2020


Term dates 2023-24

Holiday Dates

Term Dates

Autumn Term 1

Monday 4 September to Friday 27 October

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Monday 19 February to Thursday 28th March

Monday 8 January to Friday 9 February

Monday 6 November to Friday 22 December

Monday 15 April to Friday 24 May

Spring Term 2

Christmas Holidays

Monday 25 December to Friday 5 January

Half Term

Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November

Half Term

Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February

Summer Term 1

Easter Holidays

Friday 29th March to Friday 12 April

Summer Term 2

Half Term

Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May

Summer Holidays

Monday 22 July to Friday 30 August

Monday 3 June to Friday 19 July

Our Aims & Values

Success and Respect for All.

We exist to provide a cradle-to-career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity.

Our pupils uphold our values by:

Stay Safe

  • Follow school rules
  • Wash our hands regularly
  • Helping others in need
  • Crossing roads carefully
  • Reporting things online we do not like
  • Don't talk to strangers

Respect our environment

  • Keeping our classrooms/ work spaces tidy
  • We don't ignore it, e.g. untidy lockers
  • Using the correct bins for recycling
  • Looking after our school chickens
  • Helping our parents at home to keep the house tidy

Imagine the possibilities

  • Ask questions
  • Think about what job/career I want when I am older
  • Take part in a range of school clubs
  • If we work hard... anything is possible
  • Taking part in visits


  • Be kind to others
  • Positive language
  • Equality for all
  • Understand change may happen
  • Welcome new friends to our school
  • Positive mindset
  • Being kind to our siblings at home

Application timetable

The below timetable applies to applications made to Leeds City Council. If you apply to another local authority, they may have different dates

Admissions Timetable (2024 start)
Applications Open
1 November 2023
Deadline date for applications for Reception places in September 2024
15 January 2024
Late applications
12 February 2024
National Offers Day
16 April 2024
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (please return appeal forms to the academy)
14 May 2024
Date on which Year Reception appeal hearings will be held
June – July 2024
Appeal decision letters to be sent
Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible

We would love to hear from you.

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