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Education and attainment data

This page contains key information for schools around the collection and analysis of assessment data. The focus will be on the statutory collection for Phonics Autumn 2021.

Local Guidance

This local guidance compliments the statutory guidance published by the DfE in the Assessment and Reports Arrangements .

The main Assessment and Reporting Arrangements documents are available on the STA website.

Recording and Submission guidance

This file containing the assessments Phonics will be submitted to the LA via AnyComms+ by all schools.


Schools should ensure they have appropriate support in place for the recording of the assessments and the export of the final data. Most schools will record the assessments in their MIS so this will be their school MIS support.


As part of the statutory collections process, Birmingham City Council uses Anycomms+ as a secure method of data transfer. All state funded schools and academies within Birmingham must submit their annual Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, Key Stage 1 and Phonics results to the LA using the online portal.

Please refer to the Anycomms+ guidance for help with logging in to the online portal.


When we have received and processed your data for Phonics, we will provide you with reports that allow you to check the data before it is sent to the DfE. Once again the reports are to be published on Perspective Lite.


Confirmation form

Once you have submitted your Common Transfer File (CTF) using Anycomms+ please can you complete the online Confirmation form, which will be used verify data submitted.

Information about how data is used for statutory assessment data collections please see Data Sharing Guidance.

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