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Last reviewed on 9 November 2021
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School types: All · School phases: Primary

Keep up to date with the latest changes to Key Stage (KS) 1 assessments. Be clear on how to comply with statutory requirements and what to report to your local authority and parents.

Changes to statutory requirements as of September 2021

Reception baseline assessment is statutory

All new primary school pupils are now expected to take the reception baseline assessment as of September 2021. 

Find out how it works in this article.

SEN assessment: engagement model

The engagement model has now replaced P scales 1 to 4 for children working below the standard of National Curriculum assessments in KS1 and KS2.

Read the final section in this article and our summary for further details on how this assessment tool works. 

Phonics screening check in autumn 2021

You must administer a past version of the phonics screening check to year 2 pupils in the second half of the 2021 autumn term.

Meet the expected standard in the statutory check won’t need any further statutory assessment in phonics Don’t meet the expected standard will need to take the statutory check in June 2022,

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