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20/06/22 - Phonics Threshold 

The 2022 phonics screening check threshold mark is 32.  Phonics screening check: 2022 materials - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

17/06/22 - IMPORTANT - Phonics CTF

Unfortunately, we have found an issue when creating the Phonics CTF.  Please select Phonics Test Results (For Summer Term 2022 Retake Screening Check Only). DO NOT select Phonics Test Results as this may cause some problems with your results contained in the file.

10/05/22 School Census

All schools should have now received their Spring 22 7.204 upgrade, the Consolidated Workstation Patch 2 and fileset 2101 in order to produce the School Summer 22 Census.

04/05/22 Recording COVID Pupil Absence

Schools should no longer be using code X for Covid related absences. Where a pupil is not attending because they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had a positive test, schools should record this using Code I (illness).

You may continue to use the sub-code (I02) to record illness due to suspected COVID-19. 

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Statutory Return Deadlines 2022

• School Summer Census by Monday 23rd May to the Local Authority for LA Maintained Schools

• Phonics Screening by Friday 24th June to the Local Authority

• KS1 TA by Tuesday 28th June to the Local Authority

• KS2 TA returns to the DfE (Primary Assessment Gateway) by Tuesday 28th June.

• EYFSP by Thursday 30th June to the Local Authority

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Spring 22 - No.1

Booklets and Quick Reference Sheets

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     If you have not already received your Phonics, EYFSP, KS1 and KS2 booklets, Please email MIS for a copy.





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     If you have not already received your School Census booklet, Please email MIS for a copy.


Useful Links

School Census

Complete the school census - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

School-led tutoring: guidance and tracker tool

School-led tutoring grant


Assessment - detailed information - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Primary assessments: future dates - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Standards and Testing Agency - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


SIMS 7 Documentation Centre


ESS SIMS Knowledge Search

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