Phonics screening check: information for parents

Use our phonics screening check factsheet to explain the process to parents, including when they'll receive results and how they can help their child prepare at home. We also link to examples of how schools display this information online.

Last reviewed on 23 September 2021
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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  1. Download our parent factsheet
  2. Examples from schools

Download our parent factsheet

Use this KeyDoc to explain to parents:

  • What the phonics screening check is
  • Which pupils take it, and when
  • When they'll get the results
  • What support they can give their child

The factsheet also explains that both year 1 and year 2 pupils will be expected to do the phonics screening check in 2021/22.

Examples from schools

Some schools have a phonics screening check page on their website that they can direct parents to.

St Chad's Catholic Primary School in Croydon has a phonics screening check page that includes:

  • A Q&A about the check
  • Links to phonics websites
  • A downloadable factsheet

Cedars Park Primary School in Suffolk includes a video and presentation about the check on its website. It also provides a series of useful links for parents.