Children’s progress is closely monitored at Holly Park in order that we can provide the best possible opportunities and highest levels of support for all children.  All assessment activities aim to ensure that the children are able to make excellent progress in their learning whilst taking into account the needs of individual children.

The majority of assessment information is for sharing with pupils in order to aid their understanding of what they need to do to progress. A smaller proportion will be shared with parents.

Summative information will be used by SLT, school governors and key leaders to analyse how the school is doing and to use as a tool for self-evaluation and to set targets for school improvement planning.

Some statutory information will be sent to the Government.

Assessment at Holly Park takes three forms:

  • Day to Day in-school Formative Assessment
  • In-School summative assessment
  • Nationally Standardised Summative Assessment

Please  see our Holly Park assessment strategy attached: Foundation Assessment Strategy

Some key information


Every child’s progress is closely monitored at Holly Park  in order that we can provide the best possible opportunities and highest levels of support. When your child starts nursery, staff will informally monitor his/her development and keep detailed records. This information is shared with families and either transferred to the reception class or to the child’s new school.

Foundation stage profile

  • Children continue to be assessed in the reception class where staff will add information to an assessment profile for each individual. Insights will be shared at parent consultation meetings. Information including observations, photographs, examples of work etc will be gathered in a Floor Book.  Across the year pupils are assessed against the Reception Profile. Scores are reported to parents at the end of the year.

Year One phonic check

  • All children in Year 1 will participate in a phonics check.  This assessment will be administered by the class teachers.  Results are included within the Year 1 end of year report.

Year Four multiplication Test

  • All children in Year 4 will participate in an online multiplication test which tests all multiplication tables up to 12×12.  This assessment will be administered by a member of staff.  Results are shared with parents. 

Y6 National Assessments

  • Children in Year 6 are assessed during May. The results of these assessments are reported annually to the parents.

Here is a presentation which is made to parents:

  • About SATs in year 6

Marking and assessment

We aim to provide feedback to children  so that children have specific advice about improvements to their work. This can be individual or whole class.

Here is some information about our Assessment Policy:

Assessment Policy

Feedback and Marking Policy:


Family consultations

Parents are very welcome in school and we aim to involve them with their children’s education as much as possible. Family consultation evenings for Y1-6  take place in the Autumn and Spring terms. In addition to this if you wish to meet with the class teacher please arrange an appointment after school.

Reports to parents

At the end of each year your child will bring home a full report detailing progress and achievements across the curriculum. The report will be based on summative observations by the teaching team.

In the Autumn and Spring terms parents will receive verbal reports about attainment and progress through consultation evenings. Children are encouraged to be part of these meetings so that it is the school, parents and children working together.