Key Stage Performance
The national curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At West Ashtead, we have three key stages: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for Nursery and Reception; KS1 for Years 1 and 2; and KS2 for Years 3 to 6.
At the end of a key stage, the teacher will formally assess each child’s performance. These assessments are informally referred to as ‘SATs’. KS2 assessments take place in May and are more formal in format than in EYFS and KS1. The tests are taken in Year 6 and cover the three core subjects, English, Mathematics, and Science.