Cancellation of the phonics screening check in June 2020 means Year 2 pupils did not take the check in Year 1. In the 2020/21 academic year only, it is statutory for schools to administer the phonics screening check to Year 2 pupils during the second half of the 2020 autumn term.
Year 2 pupils who meet the expected standard in phonics 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 2021, alongside Year 1 pupils.
We have made a powerpoint to help explain the process for parents.