Assessments/Monitoring Progress

Summative assessment:

The summative assessment that takes place at Chard School includes:

  • NFER Cognitive ability tests (October: Year 3+)
  • Reading and Spelling age assessments (September: Year 1 +)
  • GL Assessment progress tests in Maths, English and Science (June: Year R +)
  • GL Baseline assessment (September: Year R)

These results, alongside teacher assessment, are used to inform our decisions when assessing children during and at the end of each year. The results of these summative assessments are tracked and monitored at three separate points during the year, where decisions are made about each child’s provision.

Assessment Results

The end of Year 6 assessment results (2016/2017/2018/2019/20/21/22) against the national average can be viewed below:

Assessment Results

Exceeding the national average

Chard School surpasses the national average!  Proudly ‘non-selective,’ we welcome students of all abilities. Our small classes and expert teachers bring out the best in every child, irrespective of background or academic level.

Academic performance comparison of Chard School pupils to the National Average in 2023