SATs and Testing Information for Parents

2023/24 academic year

Reception baseline assessment

Schools must complete the reception baseline assessment for each child in the first 6 weeks after they enter reception.

Key stage 1

It is recommended that the key stage 1 tests (optional) are administered during May 2024.

Date Activity
May 2024 Key stage 1 test recommended period (optional)
Week commencing Monday 10 June 2024 Phonics screening check week


Key stage 2

The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 13 May to Thursday 16 May 2024.

Date Activity
Monday 13 May 2024 English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 14 May 2024 English reading
Wednesday 15 May 2024 Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 16 May 2024 Mathematics paper 3


Multiplication tables check

Schools must administer the multiplication tables check within the 2-week period from Monday 3 June 2024.


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