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Year 2 Phonics Screening Test Autumn Term

Cancellation of the phonics screening check in June 2020 means that 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 a past version of the phonics screening check to Year 2 pupils during the second half of the 2020 Autumn Term and return results to the LA. 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.


IMPORTANT: The DfE would like the data to be recorded with a result date when the check is actually completed – not back dated to May / June 2020 when it would normally have been carried out. Please ensure the Result Date in the Marksheet is set appropriately for the second half of the autumn term when keying in results.

For instructions on how to record and export the results in SIMS please see the guidance notes on our customer portal If you are a customer and do not have a log in please call 0345 2226802


For details of when the data is due to be submitted please contact your LA.


NB all Leeds Schools the deadline for data submission is 18th December 2020.

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