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 the summer collections for Early Years Foundation Stage profile (EYFSP), Phonics, Key Stage 1 (optional) and Key Stage 2.

Primary Collections 2024

As in previous years, we will be collecting data for EYFSP, Phonics and Key Stage 1 (optional). The Key Stage 2 assessments will be uploaded directly to the DfE via Primary Assessment Gateway.

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

Reference tables to support the Key Stage 1 (optional) and 2 data entry

KS1 (optional) and KS2 Code reference tables


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.

File request (Perspective Lite) or Anycomms+

As part of the statutory EYFSP and Phonics collections process, as well as the optional Key Stage 1, we will now use the File Request module within Perspective Lite as the preferred method of secure data transfer.

Schools already access Perspective Lite to view pupil reports and summaries.

All state funded schools and academies within Birmingham must securely submit their annual Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, Phonics results and optional Key Stage 1 to the council by the specified deadlines. During this transitionary period submissions via last year’s system AnyComms+ will still be accepted.

Read the File request (Perspective Lite) guidance or Anycomms+ guidance for help with logging into the online portal.

Confirmation forms


When we have received and processed your data for Early Years Foundation Stage profile (EYFSP), Phonics and Key Stage 1, 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.


Moderation Appeals process for Key Stage 2 for 2024

One of the local authority’s statutory duties following moderation is to notify the head teacher of each moderated school whether or not the assessments in the school are accurate and consistent with national standards. If a school does not agree with the changes that moderators have made to their original teacher assessment judgement, then the following procedures apply.

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

Page last updated: 3 June 2024

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