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Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA)

The Reception Baseline Assessment is essential for building a fairer progress measure for primary schools. It is a new assessment that will be administered in all primary, infant and first schools in England to pupils attending Reception classes.


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/ Carers to 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.