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On-entry assessments in reception

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Last updated on 12 June 2017
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
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Is there guidance on assessing children on entry to reception? We explain that there are no requirements to assess children on entry to reception. We also look at guidance on how schools can choose to conduct on-entry assessments and how assessment information may be recorded.

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  1. 1 No statutory requirement
  2. 2 EYFS profile should not be used
  3. 3 No age-related expectations for baseline assessments
  4. 4 Conducting on-entry assessment
  5. 5 Recording on-entry assessment information

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