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Arrangements for the End of Key Stage Statutory Returns 2016

For Primary Schools

This year’s End of Key Stage Wizards should become available with the Spring SIMS Upgrade.  (Capita expect to make this available in March 2016, so Centrally Hosted schools will hopefully be upgraded during the scheduled downtime on Saturday 9 April 2016.)
We recommend that you don’t leave it until the deadline; we advise that you import your EOKS Wizards and enter the data as soon as possible. This will allow time to resolve any issues that may be encountered. 
In our experience supporting schools through this process, many encounter some issues with their EOKS returns – either with the Wizard, entering data, creating results CTFs, uploading results or generating reports.  The sooner the process is started the more time we will have to get problems resolved for you before the deadlines.
Throughout the instructions below XXXX will be your school’s DfE number and nnn is a number automatically generated by SIMS when the CTF is created.
All dates are closing dates and have been taken from the latest DfE advice. 
Be smart, get ahead and submit early.
  • Upload to S2S – Closing date: Friday 24 June 2016
  • Naming of CTF – 873XXXX_YR0_873LLLL_nnn
Year 1 + Year 2 Phonics Screening
  • Upload to S2S – Date to be confirmed by the IMS team in due course
  • Naming of CTF – 873XXXX_PHO_873LLLL_nnn
  • Include all Year 1 and those Year 2 pupils who have retaken the screening check
End of Key Stage One
  • Upload to S2S – Closing date: Thursday 30 June 2016
  • Naming of CTF – 873XXXX_KS1_873LLLL_nnn
End of Key Stage Two
  • Upload to the NCA Tools website –
  • Deadline to submit teacher assessment data: Thursday 30 June 2016
  • Naming of CTF – 873XXXX_CTF_873LLLL_nnn
Notes for recording End of Key Stage Assessments will be made available for download from the Portal Learn Together  shortly (search using keyword - EOKS).
If you would like the opportunity to complete your return outside of the office environment with expert support on hand to answer your questions, why not consider booking onto one of our workshops:
End of Key Stage Data Made Easy
  • Mon 9 May 2016, 1.30 – 4.00pm at The ICT Service Training Centre, St Ives
  • Thurs 12 May 2016, 10.00am – 12.30pm at Kingsfield Primary School, Chatteris
  • Mon 16 May 2016, 1.30 – 4.00pm at The ICT Service Training Centre, St Ives
  • Mon 20 June 2016, 1.30 – 4.00pm at The ICT Service Training Centre, St Ives
  • Thurs 23 June 2016, 1.30 – 4.00pm at The ICT Service Training Centre, St Ives
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If you are responsible for completing and submitting the Early Years data, the following workshop dates are available.  Places may book up fast so do consider booking on as soon as possible.
EYFS in SIMS – Preparing for the Statutory Return
  • Weds 11 May 2016, 9.30am – 12.00pm at Kingsfield Primary School, Chatteris
  • Fri 13 May 2016, 9.30am – 12.00pm at The ICT Service Training Centre, St Ives
  • Fri 13 May 2016, 1.30 – 4.00pm at The ICT Service Training Centre, St Ives
  • Weds 18 May 2016, 1.30 – 4.00pm at Bellbird Primary School, Sawston
  • Fri 17 June 2016, 1.30 – 4.00pm at The ICT Service Training Centre, St Ives
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