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Primary assessments: future dates

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Future dates for primary assessments are detailed below to assist schools with their forward planning. Schools must keep these periods free for administering the assessments.

2021/22 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

The key stage 1 tests should be administered during May 2022.

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Date
Activity
May 2022
Key stage 1 test period
Week commencing Monday 6 June 2022
Phonics screening check week

Key stage 2

The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 9 May to Thursday 12 May 2022.

Date
Activity
Monday 9 May 2022
English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 10 May 2022
English reading
Wednesday 11 May 2022
Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 12 May 2022
Mathematics paper 3

Multiplication tables check

Schools should administer the multiplication tables check within the 3-week period from Monday 6 June 2022.

2022/23 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

The key stage 1 tests should be administered during May 2023.

Date
Activity
May 2023
Key stage 1 test period
Week commencing Monday 12 June 2023
Phonics screening check week

Key stage 2

The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 8 May to Thursday 11 May 2023.

Multiplication tables check

Schools should administer the multiplication tables check within the 3-week period from Monday 5 June 2023.

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