Since September 2013 the Year R (Reception) children’ learning and achievements have been assessed and recorded in line with Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) recommended practice. This involves using a range of information gathering activities including prior assessments, parental views, observations, conversations and children’s work and is recorded in their Learning Journals throughout the year.

Their learning and achievements are assessed in all 17 of the Early Learning goals and is a continuation of the assessment process from their pre-school experiences. The children are assessed at either an emerging, expected or exceeding level for 30-50 months (for some children beginning Year R), then 40-60 months and finally the Early Learning Goals (at the end of Year R).

Information is shared with parents at termly Parents Evenings, using a Record of Development Summary and in an end of year report. The overall school Year R data is also submitted to Hampshire and the Department for Education (DfE).


Click here to view our EYFS Curriculum statement


During the 2016-2017 academic year, Year 1-Year 4 pupils in our school will be assessed, and their learning and progress monitored using a system aligned with the end of year objectives in the new National Curriculum. Every school nationally is trialing their own system at the request of the Department for Education (DfE). At Cornerstone we are using a system which is in line with guidance from the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), and has been discussed with the Head of Assessment within the Local Authority. We will also be liaising with other schools to moderate and refine this system over the course of the year.

Click this link to view the Y1 NC Assessment Journey

Click this link to view the Y2 NC Assessment Journey

Click this link to view the Y3 NC Assessment Journey

Click this link to view the Y4 NC Assessment Journey

Click this link to view the Foundation Assessment Journeys master


The Department for Education have released the following guide for Parents re. the Year 2 tests for 2016.

KS1 2016 tests DfE Parents info



In all classes the teacher meets regularly with our Headteacher to discuss the assessment of the children’s learning and progress. Updated data is shared with the Governing Body on a termly basis.