End of key stage assessment data collections

2020/21 academic year

Key stage 1 and key stage 2 assessments

The national curriculum assessments due to be held in summer 2021, including tests, teacher assessments and the phonics screening check, have been cancelled.

Multiplication tables check

Schools can choose to administer the optional multiplication tables check within the 3-week period from Monday 7 June.

Early years foundation stage

The early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) assessment was not undertaken in the academic year 2019 to 2020.

In January 2021, in light of the introduction of new national restrictions, where schools should allow vulnerable children and children of critical workers to attend, the Secretary of State for Education decided that it will not be mandatory to complete the EYFSP assessment in 2021. However, the DfE will be requiring schools to use ‘best endeavours’ to undertake it.

Here is the DfE guidance on what schools need to do

Year 6 to 7 transition process – Collection of KS2 data

As we did in 2020, the LA is asking primary schools to submit KS2 teacher assessments to inform the Year 6 to Year 7 transition process.

The return of this data is optional, but we do encourage schools to participate as the purpose of collecting this data centrally is to reduce burdens on Ealing primary and secondary schools – so they do not have to make multiple separate data requests.

As there is no statutory framework for teacher assessment for children working at the level of the test in KS2 subjects other than Writing and Science, we will not be asking for the usual teacher assessment criteria. More detailed information on the data collection can be found in the guidance document: LA data collection to inform Year 6 to 7 transition 2021

Please submit your KS2 data to the local authority by Thursday 24 June at the latest. Do submit earlier if you are able, so we have more time to check the data. Contact Rachel with any queries.

FSP and KS1 data analysis reports for 2021

As we did in 2020, the schools data team are offering to produce school reports on EYFSP and KS1 data for primary schools. (This is free of charge for schools who buy in to the ELP or the data service.)

As the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile and Key Stage 1 data returns are teacher assessments, we are asking that schools submit this data following the usual process – i.e. by populating it in your MIS system and exporting the data as a CTF and sending it to the Local Authority by Thursday 8 July. More detailed information on the data collection can be found in LA optional offer for analysis of primary assessment data 2021 guidance

If you are unable to use your MIS system for these returns but would still like to submit the data, let us know and we will send you an MS Excel template for completion.

Please contact Rachel with any queries.

2021/22 academic year

The DfE have released information on dates relating to primary assessment for the 2021/22 academic year.

Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA)

The RBA will be statutory in schools from September 2021. Further information about the RBA can be found online here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/reception-baseline-assessment

Phonics: Autumn 2021 Year 2

The Department for Education (DfE) and Standard Testing Agency (STA) have announced that in the 2021 to 2022 academic year schools must administer a past version of the check to year 2 pupils, this is due to the cancellation of the year 1 phonics screening check in June 2021.

Schools are encouraged to administer the check at the beginning of the second half of the 2021 autumn term. Schools should return results to DfE through their local authority by Thursday 9 December 2021.

Here is guidance for schools on administering the check.

Please contact Mike with any queries

Useful documents

Document links are to previous years, as statutory data collection has been cancelled for 2021.

DfE specifications

DfE guides to submitting teacher assessments on GOV.UK:

KS2 submitting teacher assessment data
KS1 reporting teacher assessment data
Autumn 2020: Administering the phonics screening check to year 2 pupils
EYFSP 2021 handbook

2021 EYFSP assessment and reporting arrangements
2021 KS1 assessment and reporting arrangements
2021 KS2 assessment and reporting arrangements

Capita instructions

Capita SIMS guidance handbooks
For guidance on end of key stage data processing, select the ‘Performance and Analysis’ drop down menu.

Ealing document

Key stage teacher assessments 2020 – Who should and shouldn’t be included (pdf)

Contact us

Jen Bull
Data analyst (schools)
(School census, May background and end of key stage assessment queries)
Phone: 020 8825 5986
Email: bullj@ealing.gov.uk

Rachel Fulla
Data analyst
Phone: 020 8825 6696
Email: fullar@ealing.gov.uk

Mike Franchetti
Data analyst
Phone: 020 8825 5375
Email: franchettim@ealing.gov.uk

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Last updated: 30 Jun 2021