Statutory guidance

Interim pre-key stage 1 standards

For teachers to report assessment outcomes for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum assessments (commonly called SATs) at the end of KS1.

This publication was withdrawn on

This interim guidance has now been withdrawn and replaced by the Pre-key stage 1 standards.


2017/18 Interim pre-key stage 1: pupils working below the test standard


Pre-key stage standards are for pupils who are working below the overall standard of national curriculum assessments, but who are engaged in subject-specific study.

2017/18 Interim pre-key stage 1 standards

Teachers must use these interim pre-key stage standards to make statutory teacher assessment judgements at the end of KS1 for pupils who are working below the national curriculum teacher assessment frameworks, and above P scales.

If a pupil is working below these standards, their outcome should be reported using P scales.

They are for use in the 2017 to 2018 academic year only.

Published 14 September 2017
Last updated 24 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. 2018/19 Pre-key stage 1 standards published
  2. First published.