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2021 Assessments

With schools closing and the move to remote learning on Tuesday 5th January, the Standars and Testing Agency have released the following statement regarding assessments in the acadmeil year 2020-2021.

"The Prime Minister announced earlier this week that primary schools should move to remote provision, except for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. We recognise that due to the further disruption caused by this change, key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) national curriculum assessments cannot continue as intended.  
The following assessments, scheduled between April and July 2021, have been cancelled:

  • KS1 teacher assessments
  • KS2 tests and teacher assessments
  • phonics screening check
  • all statutory trialling

Schools do not need to complete any further activities to prepare for these assessments. Local authorities will not need to undertake monitoring or moderation activities.

We know that schools will continue to use assessment to inform teaching, to enable them to give information to parents on their child’s attainment in their statutory annual report and to support transition of KS2 pupils to secondary school. We strongly encourage schools to use past test papers in their assessment of pupils.
These arrangements will apply for summer 2021 only, and we are planning for a full programme of primary assessments to take place in the 2021/22 academic year. This will include the introduction of the statutory reception baseline assessment and multiplication tables check, as previously announced. We will confirm full details for 2021/22 primary assessments in due course.

Arrangements for the early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile in 2021 will be confirmed as soon as possible."

St. Peter's will continue to provide a quality education to all our children that is meaningful and ambitious, regardless of whether assessments take place.

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