Our teachers and staff are very happy to discuss any child's development with their parent or carer at any time of the year. Please speak to the class teacher f you woud like to know more. 

In addition to Parents' Evenings, we also hold 'drop-in' sessions at regular intervals across the year. These occur on a Thursday straight after school, when you can have an informal chat with your child's teacher. To find out more about when our drop-in sessions and parents' evenings are, please have a look at our school calendar. Alternatively, you can contact the school directly.

How can I find out how my child is doing?

In July we provide a written report for parents, indicating the attainment and progress of every child in the school. 

Formal reporting to parents

Each teacher will assess children termly and children's progress is tracked internally at three specific points in the year. 

Formal Assessment



As your childs' first teacher, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter does in school.




We invite you to work with our teachers to help students get all they can out of their growing years.


Assessment and Reporting

It is the mission of the school to provide our children with the highest quality of teaching and learning, to enable them to become aware of and be prepared for the world in which they live and to recognise their vocation and role within it.


Assessing children and knowing how well they are progressing is a crucial aspect of our work at Thameside Primary School.

We teach the National Curriculum across the school from Years 1 to 6 and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Years N and R.


Since 2014, we have seen changes to the National Curriculum, and the way in which pupils are assessed.  Pupil’s progress and attainment is no longer assessed at NC levels. 
In accordance with the National Curriculum and assessing pupils without levels, Thameside uses Trust-wide performance descriptors for pupils.

Children are assessed as:

Working towards national expectations

Working in line with national expectations

Working above national expectations