Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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Assessment at the end of Reception

  • Towards the end of the reception year in June, the school makes a decision what stage each child is at for each of the 17 Early Learning Goals; 1=emerging 2 = expected 3 = exceeding (2 ‘expected’ is the national average). Please don’t be concerned if your child is at the ‘emerging’ stage as all children progress at different rates and many of our children will reach the ‘expected’ level in July or during the first term in year one.


  • In the end of year report, there will be one of the following judgements in all of the areas of learning: emerging, expected or exceeding and there will be a paragraph related to the ‘Characteristics of learning’ which explains HOW your child learns.