National statistics

Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2016

Provisional information on the 2016 phonics screening check and assessments at key stage 1, including breakdowns by pupil characteristics.


Main text: SFR42/2016

Phonics tables: SFR42/2016

KS1 national tables: SFR42/2016

KS1 local authority tables: SFR42/2016

Methodology document: SFR42/2016


This statistical first release (SFR) provides information on the achievements of pupils in the 2016 phonics screening check and at key stage 1.

It also includes information on attainment for the phonics screening check and key stage 1 teacher assessments by different pupil characteristics, specifically:

  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • first language
  • eligibility for free school meals (FSM)
  • special educational needs (SEN)

Primary attainment and RAISE online statistics team


Telephone: Praful Whiteman 020 7783 8551

Published 29 September 2016
Last updated 11 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Phonics tables: updated 2012 to 2015 data for Gateshead and Northumberland in table 6.

  2. Updated table 15 of 'KS1 national tables: SFR42/2016' to correct data for unclassified first language.

  3. Updated tables to include data on disadvantaged pupils.

  4. First published.