Last reviewed on 22 May 2023
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Download and adapt our model assessment policy for your primary or secondary school's or trust's context. Get advice from experts on writing your policy, and see examples from maintained schools, academies, special schools and trusts.

Download our model policy

Our model assessment policy is designed for you to adapt to suit your school’s context. It's been approved by Forbes Solicitors.

Please note: this model policy has been made for maintained schools and academies. If you're in a different type of setting – for example, a pupil referral unit (PRU) or non-maintained special school – this policy may need adapting to meet any requirements or considerations specific to your context.

For more model policies and complete policy support from The Key, see our policy bank.

Guidance on writing your assessment policy

Decide on your assessment

  • Identify the assessment system you'll use 
  • Explain how you'll use your chosen assessment system
  • Think about how you'll make sure assessments are done in a timely, appropriate and accurate way

Explain how you'll measure progress from reception to the end of Key Stage (KS) 2 or from KS3 to the end of KS4 Set out