Assessment policy: model and examples

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

on 11 June 2024
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  1. Download our model policy
  2. Guidance on writing your assessment policy
  3. Primary school example policies
  4. Secondary school example policies

Download our model policy

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

Model policy: assessment (schools) DOC, 234.5 KB

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

Choose your assessment system 

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

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

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