School Offices: Junior: 0161 740 4696Infants: 0161 205 7131


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Assessment at Mount Carmel

Through assessment at Mount Carmel, we aim:

-To enable our children to demonstrate what they know, understand and can do in their work.

-To allow teaching teams to plan work that accurately reflects the needs of each child.

- To help our children understand what they need to do next to improve their work.

-To provide regular information for families that enables them to support their child’s learning.


- To contribute towards accountability data 


Assessment in EYFS


Assessment in KS1 and KS2

Teachers continually use their skills in assessment to monitor pupil progress against the curriculum.

Formal assessment tests take place in English and Maths (GL Progress Tests) at week 10, 20 and 30. These tests help teachers and senior leaders track the progress of individual pupils towards reaching the Age Related Expectations by the end of the year.  Judgements in English and Maths are made termly and are shared and moderated by the middle and senior leaders.  Pupil progress meeting take place termly to support the assessment process, ensure accuracy and plan intervention groups.  


Statutory Assessments 2023/24 academic year

Reception baseline assessment

Schools must complete the reception baseline assessment for each child in the first 6 weeks after they enter reception.

Early years foundation stage profile assessment

Schools must complete the early years foundation stage profile assessment between April and June of the academic year in which children turn 5, which is usually the reception year.

Optional key stage 1 tests

It is recommended that the optional key stage 1 tests are administered during May 2024.

Key stage 2 tests

The statutory key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 13 May to Thursday 16 May 2024:



Monday 13 May 2024

English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2

Tuesday 14 May 2024

English reading

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Mathematics papers 1 and 2

Thursday 16 May 2024

Mathematics paper 3

Multiplication tables check

Schools must administer the multiplication tables check within the 2-week period from Monday 3 June 2024.

Phonics screening check

Schools must administer the phonics screening check within the 1-week period from Monday 10 June 2024.


For more information  please click on the parent guides below




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Junior Dept: 0161 740 4696

Infant Dept: 0161 205 7131

Junior Building:

Mount Carmel RC Primary,
Wilson Road, Blackley, Manchester M9 8BG

Tel: Cheryl Holland: 0161 740 4696

Infant Building:

Mount Carmel RC Primary,
Hunt Street, Blackley, Manchester M9 8BL

Tel: Cheryl Clancy: 0161 205 7131