Assessment at Tavistock Primary and Nursery School

Assessment policy

Our Assessment policy aims to:

  • Provide clear guidelines on our approach to formative and summative assessment
  • Establish a consistent and coherent approach to recording summative assessment outcomes and reporting to parents
  • Clearly set out how and when assessment practice will be monitored and evaluated


Assessment at Tavistock Primary and Nursery School is an integral part of teaching and learning. It is a continual process and is incorporated systematically into our teaching strategies with the aim of promoting maximum progress for all pupils. Our aim is to ensure high quality teaching is supported and informed by our various types of assessment, allowing teachers to respond accurately to the learning needs of every pupil, including those with SEND. Pupils have an active role in their own assessment, identifying their own learning needs and how they could improve their work. They are continually encouraged to be reflective and have a good understanding of their own strengths and how they can develop their learning further. All our assessment has a clear purpose and is done without adding unnecessarily to teachers’ workload.


 The full assessment policy can be found below.
Statutory Assessment Dates for 2023-24 Academic Year 

Reception baseline assessment

  • Schools must complete the reception baseline assessment for each child in the first 6 weeks after they enter reception.

Key Stage 1

  • Week commencing Monday 10th June 2024 - phonics screening check week for Y1

Key Stage 2

  • The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 13th May to Thursday 16th May 2024 
  • Schools must administer the multiplication tables check for pupils in year 4 within the 2-week period from Monday 3 June 2024.
Useful Assessment Information for Parents
Please see the government information documents below for further information regarding statutory assessments.