Meonstoke CE Infant School

Nurture, Grow, Flourish

Year 1

Year 1 Phonics screening Test


The phonics screening check is a statutory assessment for year 1 pupils (typically aged 6) that confirms whether they have met the expected standard in phonic decoding. All state-funded schools with a year 1 cohort must administer the check. Pupils who do not meet the standard in year 1 or were not checked, must take part in the check at the end of year 2 (typically aged 7). Teachers administer the check one-on-one with each pupil and record whether their response to each of the 40 words is correct. Each pupil is awarded a mark between 0 and 40. In 2019, as in previous years, the threshold to determine whether a pupil had met the expected standard is 32. Please find below our school's phonics screening data for 2018/19.