Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA)

Tuesday 14 September 2021

The Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) is statutory for all schools from September 2021.

It 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.

All Reception children will be participating in the reception baseline assessment (RBA) within the first 6 weeks of starting school.

The purpose of the assessment is to provide the starting point for a new measure that will help parents understand how well schools support their pupils to progress between reception and year 6 / the end of key stage 2.

For further information about the RBA, please see this guide.