A new National Curriculum for Primary schools was introduced in 2014. Based on this, we have developed an exciting school curriculum that allows all children to develop deep understanding of a range of subjects in a creative and innovative way whilst bringing learning alive and inspiring lifelong learners.

The new National Curriculum has introduced new, challenging objectives and raised the expected standard in each year group. All school staff work incredibly hard to ensure that the curriculum we deliver closely matches the needs and ability of all children ensuring they are working at Age Related Expectations (ARE).

Because of the introduction of the new National Curriculum, Schools were given the freedom to develop their own assessment system. Traditional levels were replaced with a system called ‘Assessment without Levels’ (AWL).

At Bluebell Meadow  Primary School we have devised an assessment system that closely tracks children’s understanding of key objectives. We assess in a variety of ways that allow teachers to gain an understanding of whether children have a sound grasp of a range of objectives and how to move their learning on.

In Bluebell Meadow Primary School, we use the following Language of Assessment:



A (Blue)

Working at a greater depth within the Expected Standard

E1 (Dark Green)

Working at the Expected Standard

E2 (Light Green)

Will convert with intervention/further curriculum work

B1 (Yellow)

Key Marginal (May convert with intensive targeted intervention)

B2 (White)

Not Expected to achieve the Expected Standard

We provide opportunities to deepen children’s understanding of key objectives so they can master these and have the confidence to apply their knowledge to different subject areas.

Please take time to look at the objectives for your child’s year group in reading, writing and maths and if you have any questions about these, please contact the school to discuss how we can further support your child in achieving these objectives.

To view our assessment policy please click on the link below.

Assessment Policy