Statutory guidance

2021 key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the national curriculum at key stage 1 (KS1) in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

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Applies to England



This guidance is for schools, local authorities and governing bodies responsible for end of KS1 assessment and the phonics screening check. The arrangements apply to maintained schools, maintained special schools, academies, free schools, Ministry of Defence (MoD) schools and participating independent schools with pupils in KS1.

Published 3 December 2020
Last updated 8 January 2021 + show all updates
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