In the Primary School at KISU we differentiate the work to maximise the challenge for each student. We start the Letters and Sounds phonics programme when children are 4 years. We may have capable youngsters joining at 6 years who have not previously been at school, as in their home country schooling starts at 6 years. We use small groups to enable children to progress and the optimum rate for success. At the end of Year 2 and Year 6 we have been using the statutory tests which are available from England. This gives us guidance as to the levels of our students and support teacher assessment.