Assessment Without Levels

In September 2015, the Government made a huge change in the way that children in schools are assessed; the purpose of this information page is to inform you of the changes that have been made to assessment and what this means for the children at Grovelands.

The Department for Education (DfE) want to ensure that children have a breadth and depth of knowledge at each national curriculum level and that under the old levels system, the focus was on pushing children to the next level, rather than mastering their year group skills. At Grovelands, we have been working hard, in partnership with Surrey and other local schools, to develop a system that will enable us to track children’s progress and report to parents.

Children’s attainment will be assessed on a half termly basis, and recorded as follows:

As an example, we have used Year 5 assessment to show how we record childrens attainment.

What do these numbers mean?

A child who is working at a .1 or a .2 is said to be SOMETIMES using and applying the skills taught.

A child who is working at a .3 or a .4 is said to be OFTEN using and applying the skills taught.

A child who is working at a .5 or a .6 is said to be CONSISTENTLY using and applying the skills taught.

.6 is used when a child is CONSISTENTLY using and applying all skills taught within the year group WITHOUT MISTAKE.


1. Children will be expected to achieve a .6 in their respective year groups by the end of the academic year.

2. We teach children from where their starting points are. Therefore, many children will not be working in line with their year groups expectations. Some may be accessing the curriculum from a lower year groups starting point. Some also may be accessing the next year groups curriculum if they are achieving at a higher standard.

3. A workshop detailing Assessment at Grovelands will follow in January to ensure everybody in the Grovelands community understands the Grovelands Assessment System.

A downloadable version of assessment information for parents of children in each year group can be found at the bottom of this page. If you have any queries regarding the content of this page or want support in knowing how best to help your child, please talk to your child’s year group staff.More information can be found at: website:

Files Last Updated
Assessment Information for Parents- Year R Expecations 07 November 2016
End-of-Year-Expectations-for-Year-1 05 March 2017
End-of-Year-Expectations-for-Year-2 05 March 2017
End-of-Year-Expectations-for-Year-3 05 March 2017
End-of-Year-Expectations-for-Year-4 05 March 2017
End-of-Year-Expectations-for-Year-5 05 March 2017
Phonics Screening Information for Parents 07 November 2016