Assessment – Planning to Progress

Guidance for making primary end of year judgements in 2021

These guidance documents have been developed by the Brighton & Hove local authority in partnership with Sussex Coast TSA, Sussex Maths Hub and schools as part of their City Wide Assessment Project.  

The guidance builds on the inter-LA recommendations for assessment in 2021 and focuses on identifying ‘essential – ready to progress criteria’ and ‘desirable – ready to progress criteria’ for each year group in reading, writing and mathematics.

Please note: this is guidance only and is not a statutory requirement. These documents are being shared in order to support schools but there is no onus on schools to use them. 

Guidance documents

Early Years


Year 1 Maths

Year 2 Maths

Year 3 Maths

Year 4 Maths

Year 5 Maths

Year 6 Maths


Year 1 and 2 Reading

Year 3 and 4 Reading

Year 5 and 6 Reading


Year 1 and 2 Writing

Year 3 and 4 Writing

Year 5 and 6 Writing

Training links:

Please follow the links below for details of available assessment training.

BRIEFING – Beyond statutory assessment: how to assess in Key Stage 1 & 2 in 2021

16th March – AS914 

17th March – AS915 

18th March – AS916

23rd March – AS917

24th March – AS918

 25th March – AS919

All take place from 16:00 to 17:00 and are free to attend.

COURSE: Key Stage 1 Assessment and Moderation Support

17th May – AS926

19th May – AS927

8th June – AS928

10th June – AS929

15th June – AS930

21st June – AS931

All take place from 13:30 to 16:00 and are free to attend.

COURSE: Key Stage 2 Assessment and Moderation Support

18th May – AS920

20th May – AS921

9th June – AS922

14th June – AS923

17th June – AS924

22nd June – AS925

All take place from 13:30 to 16:00 and are free to attend.

If you have any questions about the guidance or training, please contact