KS1 GPS tests are non-statutory
Schools can choose whether to administer the English grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) test.
You can download test materials from the Primary Assessment Gateway from Tuesday 2 May 2023.
This guidance comes from section 5.1 of the KS1 assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA).
KS2 GPS tests are statutory for schools that follow the ARA
The KS2 ARA is statutory for maintained schools, including maintained special schools, with pupils in KS2.
Your funding agreements may require you to follow the statutory requirement set out in the ARA.
If your funding agreement says you will comply with guidance issued by the secretary of state in relation to assessment of pupils' performance, your pupils must take the tests.
You can choose to take part in the assessments. If you do, you must follow the ARA.
Pupil referral units (PRUs)
Registered at a maintained school or academy should take