Assessment at Walton-le-Dale

We carefully consider the way in which we assess our students' progress and report to parents & carers.  We have considered national best practice and looked to integrate it with the ethos of our school.  In the documents below you will find the "Guide to Assessment for Parents and Carers" - please read and do not hesitate to contact us at school if you have any questions.  The full Assessment policy is in the "Policies" section of the website for reference (


2023 examination update:  

  • 15 May 2023 - date of first GCSE examination on national timetable
  • 21 June 2023 - date of final examination on national timetable
  • 8 June and 15 June 2023 - timetabled contingency afternoon sessions
  • 28 June 2023 - contingency date - the date up to which students are required to be available in event of significant national or local disruption to examinations.  

Assessment and Examinations information