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Walpole Cross Keys Primary School

Reception Baseline Assessment

Do you have a child starting reception class from the 2021/22 academic year?

If so, your child will be participating in the reception baseline assessment (RBA) within the first 6 weeks of starting reception. The purpose of the assessment is to provide the starting point for a new measure that will help parents understand how well schools support their pupils to progress between reception and year 6 / the end of key stage 2.

What is the RBA?

The RBA is a short, interactive and practical assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin school, using materials that most children of your child’s age will be familiar with. It is statutory for all schools from September 2021.

Its main purpose is to create a starting point to measure the progress schools make with their pupils.

For more information and to view the parent information guide on Reception Baseline Assessments click here.