How to Write Primary School Reports

Updated March 23, 2017

Primary school reports are used to evaluate a student's progression throughout her educational school history. These reports are broken down by specific subjects that the student has been assessed on in class, and shows her progress through the curriculum over a certain period of time. This type of report is very helpful for parents to see their children's progression in school in a more detailed manner.

Create a chart so that there are six to eight rows (based on how many subjects you choose) and four to six columns (based on how long the evaluation is). Start off by selecting six to eight different learning areas that your students participate in on a weekly basis and write them on the left side of your paper.

Each of these rows should have their own space in each of the columns you have designated. For each of the columns, please designate them to say the following: Rating, Time Period 1, Time Period 2, Time Period 3, Time Period 4, Time Period 5, Time Period 6. Each time period should be labelled as to however long you are evaluating the student.

At this point, be aware of the grade level of the student, and mark the progress of each subject accordingly, using the A, B, C, D, or F scale. Be sure to compare his progression to the average of his peers. This is the quick view version of a student's primary report.

After the evaluation, create sections that go over, in more detail, some of the student's achievements and areas of improvement. Include ways that the school can help her, as well as additional things that her parents can do from home.

Once you are done evaluating the student, ask the student to write one or two things he likes about school and thinks he is excelling in. In addition, ask him to also write one or two things he does not like and thinks he is not really excelling in compared to the rest of the class and his fellow peers. Please follow that with a comment box for the student's parents to evaluate the report and say what they think of the results that came back.


To make this easier, be sure to create a certain template that you can use on every student. If you do choose to use this same template for every student, be sure to choose learning areas that all students are exposed to on a daily or weekly basis.


The learning areas that you use should not have to change because of the student's grade level. Make sure to select criteria that are broad enough to be analysed throughout the child's primary school career.

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