Assessment & Reporting

Knowing our pupils is the key to success when guiding them through their days at school.

We pride ourselves on an informative, frequent and reflective approach to assessment: by fully understanding how a child learns and through exploring areas in need of enhancement, we are able to create a clear pathway to success for every pupil.

Face-to-face meetings

It is important that you have regular contact with your child’s form teacher and we therefore operate an open door policy in the Junior School. There are two formal Parents’ Evenings a year - one in November and one in February - where your daughter’s general progress will be discussed. We also encourage parents to come in and talk with their child’s form teacher at any time, should they wish to do so. Our door is always open!

Written reports

Parents also receive written reports on their daughters’ progress twice a year. In December, the focus is on English and Mathematics, and full report is written at the end of the academic year.

Progress updates

Parents receive Interim Assessments that provide information on Effort at half term, and include Effort and Attainment at the end of each full term. Progress grades in English, Maths and Science are also provided at the end of each full term.

We conduct national standardised tests through the Rising Stars and Abacus Programmes, each term. InCas testing is carried out in September and June. The results from these assessments are used to highlight where pupils may need additional support or extra challenge and are shared with parents.

Children who appear to have a specific talent or difficulty will be closely supported by their teacher and their progress will be reviewed half termly with parents.

Three-way partnership between home, school and pupil

The involvement of parents in a three-way partnership with school will ensure maximum support is given and optimum progress is made.