Shenton Primary School

Empowering and nurturing young minds to achieve excellence

Reception Baseline


Dear Parents/Carers


Now that your child has started Reception the teachers will be carrying out a Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) for your child.


This is a statutory requirement by the Government, for all Reception aged children which needs to take place within the first six weeks after they have entered school. 


The RBA is a short, practical assessment of your child’s early literacy (reading and writing), communication (speaking), language and mathematics skills. 


You do not have to prepare anything or do anything with your child beforehand.


The link below gives you more information and explains the process in more detail.


This is included in our Shenton’s privacy notice for parents, as we share your child’s assessment information with the Government. Our privacy notice can be found here


If you have any questions please come and talk to us.


Yours sincerely



Mrs Y Al-Najar

EYFS Leader