Policy paper

Changes to assessments in primary schools

The reception baseline assessment (RBA) is scheduled to be introduced in all state-funded primary schools in September 2020.

Applies to England



This information is for all state-funded primary schools.

The reception baseline assessment (RBA) will give us and schools a way to measure the progress of their pupils from reception to year 6.

We will pilot the RBA in autumn 2019 with volunteer schools.

The RBA is scheduled to become a statutory requirement for schools from September 2020.

Published 14 May 2019