One weeks registration security tuition fee is payable to secure a place. It is not refundable or transferable. The registration security tuition fee will be deducted from the final weeks’ fees leading to the conclusion of lessons; used towards unpaid weeks or as payment towards outstanding resources. In addition to the security fee, a months fee (or part thereof, depending on when the child joins) is payable.
2. TUITION FEE
£20 per hour
At the end of Year 6, children in state primary schools sit tests in:
- Spelling, punctuation and grammar
These tests are both set and marked externally, and the results are used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.
Key Stage 2 Reading
The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages of text. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.
There will be a selection of question types, including:
- Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show the order in which they happen in the story’
- Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title of the story’
- Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that suggests what the weather is like in the story’
- Short constructed response, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
- Open-ended response, e.g. ‘Look at the sentence that begins Once upon a time. How does the writer increase the tension throughout this paragraph? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.’
Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test
The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes, and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.
The grammar and punctuation test will include two sub-types of questions:
- Selected response, e.g. ‘Identify the adjectives in the sentence below’
- Constructed response, e.g. ‘Correct/complete/rewrite the sentence below,’ or, ‘The sentence below has an apostrophe missing. Explain why it needs an apostrophe.’
Key Stage 2 maths
Children sit three papers in maths:
- Paper 1: arithmetic, 30 minutes
- Papers 2 and
- 3: reasoning, 40 minutes per paper
Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give the correct answer to calculations, including long multiplication and division.
Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including:
- Multiple choice
- True or false
- Constrained questions, e.g. giving the answer to a calculation, drawing a shape or completing a table or chart
- Less constrained questions, where children will have to explain their approach for solving a problem
As well as receiving KS2 SATs results, at the end of Year 6 you will be told your child's teacher-assessment results for reading, writing, mathematics and science. The teacher-assessment result codes you can expect to see are:
- GDS: Working at greater depth within the expected standard (for writing assessment only)
- EXS: Working at the expected standard
- WTS: Working towards the expected standard (for writing assessment only)
- HNM: Has not met the expected standard (reading and maths assessment only)
- PKG: Pre-key stage, growing development of the expected standard (the child is working at a lower level than expected)
- PKF: Pre-key stage, foundations for the expected standard (the child is working at a significantly lower level than expected)
- BLW: The child is working below the pre-key stage standards (the lowest level of attainment)
- A: Awarded if the child was absent
- D: Awarded if the child is disapplied (has not been been tested at KS2 level)
In KS2, the papers will be marked externally, with no teacher assessment involved. Each child will receive a raw score, a scaled score, and confirmation of whether or not they achieved the national standard.
‘NS’ means the expected standard was not achieved;
‘AS’ means the expected standard was achieved.
The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test ranges from 80, the lowest possible scaled score, to 120, the highest possible scaled score
A scaled score of 100 or more means that the child has met the expected standard in each KS2 SATs test; a scaled score of 99 or less means they haven't reached the government-expected standard.
Teacher assessments at the end of KS2