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Every child's progress is closely monitored at Drapers Mills Primary Academy in order that we can provider the best possible opportunities and the highest levels of support.


Nursery/Foundation Stage

As with all Key Stages, the evaluation of the achievement and progress of individual children in the EYFS is paramount in identifying the next steps for the development of each child. The EYFS profile is an inclusive assessment. It will capture a wide range of children’s learning and development outcomes based on the 17 ELGs across the 7 areas of learning. The GLD measure helps to demonstrate the proportion of children who are achieving expected levels in the prime areas of learning and in maths and literacy.


Year One phonic check

All children in Year 1 will participate in a phonics check. This assessment will be administered by your child's class teacher. Results are included with the Year 1 end of term report.



Children in Year 2 and Year 6 are assessed during May. The results of these assessments are reported annually to parents by the Governing Body.


Marking and Assessment

We aim to provide feedback to children through marking so that they have specific advice about improvements to their work. Children are given time to read and review their work following marking. Children are encouraged to self-assess when they have finished their work to show their level of understanding and to add a comment and response.


Key Stage Two Performance

You can view our 2014 Key Stage Two (KS2) performance tables on the Department for Educations' website.


Parent Consultation Evenings

Parents are very welcome in school and we aim to involve them with their children's education as much as possible. Parent consultation evenings 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 via the School Office. The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) are always happy to listen to concerns or to offer support each morning and afternoon on the school gate. Pupil progress letters are sent home in Terms 2 and 6.


Reports to Parents

Each year in Term 4 your child will bring home a full report detailing progress and achievement across the curriculum. The report will be based on self-assessment by the child and summative observations by the teacher. Parents/Carers are encouraged to provide feedback to the school.