PHONICS SCREENING CHECK 2021

Cancellation of the phonics screening check in June 2021 means incoming year 2 pupils will not have taken the check in year 1.

As in the 2020/21 academic year, it will be statutory for schools to administer a past version of the check to year 2 pupils during the second half of the 2021 autumn term.  

Year 2 pupils who meet the expected standard in the autumn check will not be required to complete any further statutory assessments in phonics. Year 2 pupils who do not meet the expected standard in the autumn check will be expected to take the statutory check in June 2022.

Administration guidance available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-administering-the-phonics-screening-check-to-year-2-pupils

Incoming year 3 pupils, who were due to take the statutory check in June 2021 are not required to take the autumn check. Schools are expected to maintain a programme of support for these pupils, which should be informed by formative assessment.

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