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Phonics Screening

Phonics Results

The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify pupils who need extra help to improve their decoding skills.

The check consists of 20 real words and 20 pseudo-words (nonsense words) that a pupil reads aloud to the teacher.

If pupils do not reach the required National standard in Year 1, these pupils are expected to undertake the Phonics Screening again in Year 2.


St Alphege 2018

National 2017

Year 1



Year 2




Cumulative:  97% of our children achieved the phonic check by the end of Key Stage 1