Key Stage (KS) 1 GPS tests are optional
Schools can choose whether to administer the English grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) tests.
You'll receive test materials in school between 22 and 26 April 2024.
Use the Primary Access Gateway (PAG) to:
- Decline paper copies of the optional test papers (maintained schools and academies)
- Order modified versions of the test papers (maintained schools and academies)
- Order standard and modified versions of the test papers (independent schools)
- Order standard and modified versions of the test papers, for pupils working at the standard of the tests and able to access them (special schools, pupil referral units (PRUs) and secure units)
This information comes from the 2024 optional Key Stage 1 tests guidance.
KS2 GPS tests are statutory for schools that follow the ARA
The KS2 assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA) is statutory for maintained schools, including maintained special schools, with pupils in KS2.