How local authorities should collect key stage 1 (KS1) assessments data from all state-funded schools, including academies and free schools.
Applies to England
The key stage 1 (KS1) assessments data collection is a statutory data collection that takes place each June. You must complete statutory data collections by law unless there’s a good reason not to.
Local authorities must submit KS1 assessments for all state-funded schools, including academies and free schools.
You should submit teacher assessment information for all pupils at the end of KS1 for:
You can find guidance on how to collect this information in section 9 of the KS1 assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA).
KS1 covers years 1 and 2.
Dates for the 2023 return:
- collection opens: 12 June 2023
- deadline for submitting data: 21 July 2023
Submit your data
You’ll need to:
- register and log in with DfE Sign-in
- use COLLECT to submit your data
Contact your school or local authority approver, if:
- you want to request a DfE Sign-in username or password so you can access COLLECT
- ‘key stage 1 assessments data’ is not on the list of collections you can see in COLLECT
Get help using DfE Sign-in
If you do not know who your approver is, use the DfE Sign-in request form.
If you’ve forgotten your password, use DfE Sign-in to reset it. You will need to click ‘Start now’ and then the ‘I’ve forgotten my password’ link.
Note that we’ll only be able to change the status of your data submission to ‘authorised’ once you’ve cleared all errors in the data in COLLECT.
The following documents will help you prepare for the 2023 return:
Do you need help?
Use the service request form if you have any questions about your data. We aim to answer your question within 5 working days.
Use the feedback form if you have any comments about our data collection service, including COLLECT and the helpdesk service.