Reporting is an important way of including parents and guardians in the process of their child’s education. Since 2010, schools have been required to provide an annual report for parents of all post-primary school pupils.

Reporting at a Glance

  Key Stage 3
Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
Offer to meet parents to discuss their child’s progress.
Provide an annual report to parents by 30 June.
In the annual report, state the Level of Progression each pupil has achieved in Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT.    

Annual Report to Parents/Guardians

Schools need to plan reporting alongside assessment and should establish efficient and manageable reporting processes and procedures. They must provide annual reports to parents by 30 June each year, although they may choose to do this more often.

Schools can choose the format of the annual report, but there are requirements on what they must include. See page 16 of the Guide to Assessment for more information.

Report Headings

According to The Education (Pupil Reporting) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009, teachers should report briefly the pupil’s educational and other achievements against headings that are in line with the curriculum.

Reporting on the Levels of Progression

For the Levels of Progression for Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT, schools must report to parents and CCEA.

See pages 16–18 of the Guide to Assessment for more information.

Irish Medium

Irish-medium schools can report to parents in either Irish or English, or in a bilingual format.


If a pupil has been exempted from any part of the curriculum for any reason, teachers must state this on the annual report.

Severe/Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

If a pupil has severe learning difficulties or profound and multiple learning difficulties, schools can adapt the annual report to include appropriate headings. Or they can use another format, if more appropriate.