School data collections

Information to assist schools in completing and submitting statutory returns

Collection of Autumn term 2021 phonics screening check 

This note is to advise on submission arrangements for the Autumn term 2021 phonics screening check data collection. 
The deadline for submission of results to Milton Keynes Council is Friday 17 December 2021.

Schools will administer a past version of the phonics screening check during the second half of the 2021 autumn term to all pupils in year 2.

In returning results, you must provide the marks achieved by each pupil who took the check. Outcome codes need only be reported if a pupil has left the school (L), is absent (A), is disapplied (D), or if the result is affected by maladministration (Q). As in previous years, we do not require the return of a ‘Wt’ (‘working towards’) or ‘Wa’ (‘working at’) outcome.   

Submission arrangements are otherwise the same as in previous years. Please transfer the file to the LA using School 2 School. For schools that are unable to do this, an Excel based spreadsheet is available.

It is statutory for schools to report results. Further information and guidance regarding the phonics data collections can be found on the DfE’s website for the Phonics screening check data collection


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Last Updated: 2 December 2021