Monday 11th May 2020

What are the statutory requirements for end of year reports during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?


The government has not released any specific directives regarding changes to the statutory requirements for end of year reports; therefore, end of year reports for this year should follow the same statutory requirements as those in previous years.[1]

The DfE outlines that schools must send end of year reports to parents at the end of the Summer term, and at the end of each key stage.[2] This Summer’s end of year reports should reflect each pupil’s performance and attendance before the partial school closures were implemented (DfE, personal communication).

To find out what information must be included in an end of year report, click here.

Please note that discussions about the report between teachers and parents must be conducted remotely during the pandemic (DfE, personal communication).

Schools should report on the compulsory national curriculum subjects at the end of Summer term as normal (DfE, personal communication). A full list of compulsory national curriculum subjects for each key stage can be found here. Schools can utilise our Annual Reports Resource Pack for further resources.

We will update this information as soon as possible if the government releases new guidance on the matter. 

[1] DfE (2020) (Telephone conversation about statutory requirements for end of year reports during the coronavirus pandemic) [Personal communication: 5 May 2020]

[2] DfE (2015) ‘School reports on pupil performance: guide for headteachers’ <>  [Accessed: 7 May 2020]