Important dates for primary schools to plan for the 2020 key stages 1 and 2 tests (commonly called SATs), teacher assessment and the phonics screening check.


2020 national curriculum assessments calendar

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78957-461-6, STA/20/8490/ePDF, 590KB, 12 pages


This calendar contains important dates and deadlines to assist schools in their planning for key stage 1 and key stage 2 assessments during the 2019/20 academic year.

The calendar will also be of use to local authorities and academy trusts.

Dates include actions and deadlines for the following:

  • ordering test materials
  • applying for access arrangements
  • receiving test and check materials
  • administering the tests
  • phonics screening check
  • multiplication tables check
  • submitting teacher assessment data

Published 31 October 2017
Last updated 14 October 2019 + show all updates

  1. The calendar has been updated for the 2019/20 academic year.
  2. Updated for the 2018 to 2019 test cycle.
  3. First published.