In order to ensure that students are supported along their learning pathway, we closely monitor and track their progress. At the end of each term, students from Reception to Year 6 write the PUMA (Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment) and PIRA (Progress in Reading Assessment) from the UK. These assessments are based on the main learning objectives of each year's curriculum.
Your child will be assessed continuously in all areas of the curriculum. Although our focus here is not just on attainment but also on progress. We understand that not all pupils will excel academically; however, we will ensure that all children make the appropriate level of progress. We recognise that some pupils may have additional learning needs and we aim to provide support for them so that they can access the curriculum.
We may, where necessary, refer parents to external educational specialists for further testing. We then use these reports to inform an IEP (Individual Educational Plan) to provide additional support to the student.
At the end of the Primary curriculum in Year 6, students write the Cambridge Primary Checkpoints in English, Maths and Science. These are written in formal examination conditions, as prescribed by Cambridge, by a registered exam officer. These assessments are marked in the UK by Cambridge Assessment International Examinations. Official reports are sent back to the school and parents receive a copy of these as an official record.