KS1 Performance

Key Stage One Testing

What are the Key Stage One Tests?

At the end of Year Two all of the students will be expected to participate in a series of tests allowing the school to monitor the progress that they have made since the end of the EYFS.

Your child’s teacher is responsible for judging the standards your child is working at in English reading, English writing, mathematics and science, by the end of Key Stage One. To help inform those judgements, pupils sit national curriculum tests in English and mathematics, commonly called SATs. They may also sit an optional test in English grammar, punctuation and spelling.

The tests are a tool for teachers to help them measure your child’s performance and identify their needs as they move into Key Stage Two. They also allow teachers to see how your child is performing against national expected standards.

The grading system involves children's raw score – the actual number of marks they get – being translated into a scaled score, where a score of 100 means the child is working at the expected standard. A score below 100 indicates that the child needs more support, whereas a score of above 100 suggests the child is working at a higher level than expected for their age. The maximum score possible is 115, and the minimum is 85.

The tests can be taken any time during May and they are not strictly timed. Pupils may not even know they are taking them as many teachers will incorporate them into everyday classroom activities.

To view the most recent and historical outcomes of the Key Stage One tests at Grimsdyke School please use the click below.

Please find attached our latest figures for academic year 2019 - 2023 (NB figures for 2020 and 2021 were not recorded due to COVID).