Statutory guidance

Pre-key stage 2 standards

For teachers to report assessment outcomes for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum assessments (commonly called SATs) at the end of KS2.

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Statutory 2021 teacher assessments, including for pupils working below the standard of key stage 2, have been cancelled.

Arrangements for 2021/22 will be published in due course.

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.

Pre-key stage 2 standards for the 2020/21 academic year onwards

Teachers must use these standards to make statutory teacher assessment judgements at the end of key stage 2 for pupils who are working below the national curriculum tests and teacher assessment frameworks, and engaged in subject-specific study.

Pre-key stage standards information video

You can view the pre-key stage standards information video below. It provides details about the pre-key stage standards and explains how they should be used.

New pre-key stage standards in primary schools

This video makes reference to the engagement model which is a teacher assessment tool for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests and not engaged in subject-specific study.

Published 10 September 2018
Last updated 19 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated for use from the 2019/20 academic year onwards.

  2. First published.