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Statutory Assessments


Due to the current global pandemic of Covid-19, all statutory testing for this academic year has been stopped.

This means that children in primary schools will not take part in:


Year 1 Phonic Screening Check

Year 2 SAT's

Year 4 Multiplication Check

Year 6 SAT's


Year 6 SAT's


As yet, we do not know what will happen with reporting pupil achievement at the end of KS2.  This is nothing to worry about.  Staff at St Joseph's have detailed information from previous assessments and assessment of daily learning which we can use as Teacher Assessment.  This information will be shared with the High Schools to allow them to prepare for September.


This is a very difficult situation and I am sure that some children in Year 6 will be relieved not sitting these assessments but there may be others who were looking forward to them.  Please try to explain to your child that their teachers understand what their strengths are and they will not be at a disadvantage with not having completed these assessments.




  • St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School,
  • Wallsend Road, North Shields,
  • Tyne and Wear, NE29 7BT
  • 0191 2573097
  • 0191 2005851