Guidance

Reporting to parents at the end of key stages 1 and 2

Guidance for primary schools and teachers on writing statutory end of year reports for parents.

Schools have a statutory duty to prepare annual reports for parents before the end of the summer term. The report must start from the day after the last report was given and must cover each pupil’s:

  • achievements
  • general progress
  • attendance record

Reports for pupils at the end of key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) must also include the outcomes of national curriculum assessments, as detailed below.

Key stage 1

For pupils at the end of KS1, reports must include:

  • outcomes of statutory national curriculum teacher assessment (TA) in English reading, English writing, mathematics and science
  • a statement that TA outcomes take into account the results of statutory national curriculum tests in English reading and mathematics
  • where appropriate, a statement explaining why any national curriculum test has not been taken

KS1 reports must also include:

  • comparative information about the attainment of pupils of the same age in the school
  • comparative information about the attainment in the core subjects of pupils of the same age nationally

Key stage 2

For pupils at the end of KS2, reports must include:

  • the results of any national curriculum tests taken, including the pupil’s scaled score, and whether or not they met the expected standard
  • the outcomes of statutory national curriculum TA in English writing and science
  • where appropriate, a statement explaining why any national curriculum test has not been taken

KS2 reports must also include:

  • comparative information about the attainment of pupils of the same age in the school
  • comparative information about the attainment in the core subjects of pupils of the same age nationally

Further information

We have also published KS1 and KS2 information leaflets for parents.

Published 19 June 2018
Last updated 10 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated for 2019 test cycle.
  2. Updated to include links to the key stage 2 comparative report template and key stage 2 information for parents leaflet.
  3. First published.