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St. Paul’s C of E Primary School

Curriculum and Assessment

We follow the statutory National Curriculum in all areas except RE, for which we follow an approved curriculum issued by the Diocese of Guildford- click here to find out more about this.

To find out about topics and units studied in each year, have a look at the curriculum overviews and outlines on our Year Group pages.

In terms of assessment we use material developed by Surrey, refined and adapted for our children.

It works on a principle of splitting the end-of-year expectations laid down by the new National Curriculum into categories- based on whether a child is developing towards these expectations, or has reached them ('expected') and has a mastery of all the skills they have learnt, in different contexts.

Children who are above the expected level then work to add greater depth and breadth to their learning before moving onto the next year's curriculum. No child can move to the curriculum from the year above in their current year if they haven’t mastered every skill on the end of year statements.

We are fully aware that every child is different, and that all work at different rates. Children who are not yet considered to be developing towards the expectations of their own year group are carefully monitored and supported to help them make as much progress as they are able to- with the aim of catching up over time.


The documents below outline the assessment criteria we use for Writing in years 1, 3, 4 and 5 as well as our Foundation Subject curriculum overviews for both KS1 and KS2. (Note: for years 2 and 6 we follow the statutory guidance provided by the Department for Education for Maths, Writing and Reading)