Primary curriculum, key stage 1

Teaching and assessing the primary curriculum at key stage 1, primary school performance data, phonics.


  1. Phonics self-assessment form: Sound Discovery

    Information about the Sound Discovery programme and how it fulfils the department’s core criteria.

  2. ISSP primary curriculum project application form

    Application form for schools to propose new independent/state school partnerships (ISSPs) for specific subject teaching at primary level.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. National curriculum in England: primary curriculum
  2. Teaching mathematics in primary schools
  3. National curriculum in England: mathematics programmes of study
  4. National curriculum in England: English programmes of study
  5. National curriculum in England: framework for key stages 1 to 4
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News and communications

  1. Key stage 1 SATs replacement to be rolled out from September
  2. Free schools leading the way with top primary school results
  3. "Positive step for LGBT inclusion" as RSHE guidance published
  4. Thousands of schools to pilot new reception class check-up
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Research and statistics

  1. 2019 national curriculum test handbook
  2. 2018 maladministration report
  3. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2019
  4. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2018
  5. Intention and substance: primary school science curriculum research
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. STEM Engagement across the NDA Group
  2. Regulating national assessments
  3. Primary school pupil assessment: Rochford Review recommendations
  4. Changes to assessments in primary schools
  5. Primary pupil assessment: Rochford Review impact assessment
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Curriculum fund programme pilots: list of lead schools
  2. English hubs: list of primary schools
  3. National assessments regulation annual report 2018
  4. National assessments regulation annual report 2017
  5. Phonics screening pilot at year 3
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