Key Stages of Learning

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What are 'Key Stages'?
The National Curriculum is divided into five Key Stages that children are taken through during their school life. For example, Key Stage 1 is taught during Years 1 and 2 of primary school. Targets defined in the National Curriculum are assessed at the end of each Key Stage.

At Magna Academy, we teach at:

The term 'Key Stages' was first used in the 1988 Education Reform Act to accompany the introduction of the first UK National Curriculum. The precise definition of each of the Key Stages is age-related, incorporating all pupils of a particular age at the beginning of each academic year,