If at any time of the year you have concerns over your child’s progress or assessment please contact Mrs L Rainey, Assistant Headteacher, Raising Standards.


At Sale High School we believe from the moment a student starts Sale High School that they should have aspirational dreams, goals and targets. When students, parents and schools work together a child can flourish.


What we want to achieve

- To acquire, develop and master skills and knowledge that are required for success in their GCSEs.

- To incorporates summative assessment which supports continual formative feedback.

- Allows the pupil to reflect on their learning and revisit if required.

- Allows parents to support their child’s learning.

- Clearly shows when students are on/not on track to meet their target so swift and effective intervention can take place whatever their year group 


Assessment over a half term

- One piece (two for KS4) of work will be marked every half term and detailed feedback given by the teachers on what you did well and what you need to do to improve.

- Other work will be acknowledged, self or peer assessed

- One assessment per half term based on grade descriptors

- Teachers will be using and referring to grade descriptors. These will be available in exercise books and on the school website.

- PLCs will be used at KS4.


Please follow the link for KS3 Grade descriptors


Reporting to Parents

- Assessment reports will be available 4x a year (2 of these reports will contain examination grades)

- Assessment reports contain information to let you know if your child is on track to meet their aspirational Year 11 GCSE Grade, attitude to learning and homework for each subject.

- There will be a Winter and Summer exam series each year and we will report % for each subject.

- Year 11 will have an additional set of exams in March.

- Once a year a full written report

- Once a year parents evening

- Parent Information evenings will support in the preparation for exams.


For more detail about assessment, reporting and how you can help your child please visit

Understanding Assessment at SHS 


Parents Evening

Parents Evening takes place once per year for each year group. See the school calendar for dates and times. Year 7 will have an additional 'meet the form tutor' evening where parents can discuss how their child has settled in. Parents Evenings provide an opportunity to meet your child’s subject teachers, visit the SEN department or discuss any concerns with the Senior Leadership Team. Bookings can be made via the online booking system, accessed from the homepage, approximately 3 weeks prior to the date of your Parents Evening. For full instructions on how to book please follow the link at the bottom of the page.


Parents Evening Schdule 2018/2019


Meet the Tutor (Year 7)

Wednesday 17th October 2018
5.00 - 6.30 

Year 7

Thursday 28th March 2019

Booking now available for Year 7 Parents Evening

Please book early using the online booking system. 

Year 8

Thursday 7th February 2019

Year 9

Thursday 29th November 2018

Year 10

Thursday 7th March 2019

Year 11

Tuesday 15th January 2019



Additional Parent Events

Welcome to Year 11

Wednesday 3rd October 2018
6pm to 7pm

Welcome to KS4

Wednesday 10th October 2018
5.30 - 6.30 

Parent Information Evening

Tuesday 6th November 2018
Please click for more information 

Year 9 Pathways Evening

Thursday 10th January 2019

Parent Information Evening

Tuesday 16th April 2019




How to book Parents Evening Guide