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Dundonald Primary

Assessment and Achievement

At Dundonald, we are committed to ensuring that all children achieve to the best of their ability.

Children are expected to make good progress, and many make better than expected progress across the year. By providing enriched, innovative learning experiences, we aim to help children at Dundonald develop as independent learners, who embrace challenge in order to succeed.

We recognise that children learn in a variety of ways and teaching across the school is reflective of this. We also uphold and support the emotional development of all of our children as we recognise the link between feeling safe and secure and good achievement.

KS1 Phonics Screening

Children take part in a Phonics Screening check during the summer term of Year 1. If a child does not achieve the pass mark for working at required standards, they are given a second opportunity to re-take the Phonics test in Year 2.

Please click here to find out more about Reading & Phonics.

National Curriculum Assessment (SATs)

National Curriculum Assessments are statutory and are carried out at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2 in Years 2 & 6. At both key stages the process includes a combination of tests and teacher assessment judgements.

Dundonald Primary School is an inclusive school with children from a variety of backgrounds and special needs and our excellent results, which continue to be significantly above national averages, are a tribute to the hard work of the children and staff.

For further information about School Performance Tables please refer to the Department for Education’s (DfE) website:


When they reach the end of Year 2, children are tested in:

  • English reading
  • Maths


At the end of Year 6, children sit tests in

  • Reading
  • Grammar Punctuation and Spelling
  • Maths

Writing is assessed by teacher assessment.

Please click here for our KS1/KS2 SATs results.