Primary assessments: future dates (2024)

Assessment dates appear in chronological order. Schools must keep these periods free for administering the assessments.

Academic year 2023 to 2024

Reception baseline assessment

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

Early years foundation stage profile assessment

Schools must complete the early years foundation stage profile assessment between April and June of the academic year in which children turn 5, which is usually the reception year.

Optional key stage 1 tests

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

Key stage 2 tests

The statutory 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 themultiplication tables checkwithin the 2-week period from Monday 3 June 2024.

Phonics screening check

Schools must administer the phonics screening check within the 1-week period from Monday 10 June 2024.

To add a full list of all important dates to your calendar, you can download the:
- Key stage 1 assessments calendar 2024 (205 KB)
- Key stage 2 assessments calendar 2024 (1.17 MB)

Academic year 2024 to 2025

Reception baseline assessment

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

Early years foundation stage profile assessment

Schools must complete the early years foundation stage profile assessment between between April and June of the academic year in which children turn 5, which is usually the reception year.

Optional key stage 1 tests

It is recommended that the optional key stage 1 tests are administered during May 2025.

Key stage 2 tests

The statutory key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 12 May to Thursday 15 May 2025.

Multiplication tables check

Schools must administer the multiplication tables check within the 2-week period from Monday 2 June 2025.

Phonics screening check

Schools must administer the phonics screening check within the 1-week period from Monday 9 June 2025.

Academic year 2025 to 2026

Reception baseline assessment

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

Early years foundation stage profile assessment

Schools must complete the early years foundation stage profile assessment between between April and June of the academic year in which children turn 5, which is usually the reception year.

Optional key stage 1 tests

It is recommended that the optional key stage 1 tests are administered during May 2026.

Key stage 2 tests

The statutory key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 11 May to Thursday 14 May 2026.

Multiplication tables check

Schools must administer the multiplication tables check within the 2-week period from Monday 1 June 2026.

Phonics screening check

Schools must administer the phonics screening check within the 1-week period from Monday 8 June 2026.

Published 18 January 2021
Last updated 12 February 2024 +show all updates

  1. Added dates and links for schools carrying out the Department for Education's early years foundation stage framework profile assessment in primary schools.

  2. Dates added for the academic year 2025 to 2026.

  3. Added downloadable key stage 1 assessments calendar with important dates for the academic year 2023 to 2024.

  4. Removed past assessment dates from the academic year 2022 to 2023. Added the downloadable KS2 assessments calendar for the academic year 2023 to 2024. Added the schedule of KS2 tests in May 2024.

  5. Added two downloadable calendars with important 2023 assessment dates for: key stage 1, key stage 2

  6. - Removed dates for 2021/2022 (as these tests are now in the past)- Updated KS2 test dates for the academic year 2022/23, to reflect the date changes following the announcement of a bank holiday on Monday 8 May 2023, and to include the full test timetable- Added test dates for the academic year 2024/2025- Amended lines to reflect that KS1 tests will be non-statutory from 2023/2024 (applies to academic years 2023/2024 and 2024/2025)- Changed the multiplication tables check (MTC) period from a 3-week period to a 2-week period, as the third week is only applicable for timetable variations (applies to all academic years)

  7. Line added to the information about the KS1 tests for the 2023/24 academic year.

  8. Dates updated for the 2023/24 academic year.

  9. Primary assessment dates updated.

  10. First published.

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Primary assessments: future dates (2024)

FAQs

Will there be Year 6 SATs in 2024? ›

When is SATs Week 2024? 2024 SATs week for Year 6 pupils in England is Monday 13 May – Thursday 16 May. Over this period, pupils will sit 6 different tests, with English taking place at the beginning of the week and maths at the end.

What is the pass mark for Year 2 SATs? ›

100 – This is the expected standard for children (and essentially means they are working at an age-related expectation). 80-99 – Any child awarded a scaled score of 99 or below has not met the expected standard in their KS2 SATs. Often, schools refer to these children as 'working towards the expected standard'.

What day is SATs? ›

This year, SATs will take place over four days from 13 May to 16 May 2024.

How long is each SAT paper? ›

The written element of the spelling, punctuation and grammar SATs consists of a grammar and punctuation paper which lasts for 45 minutes. There is also a 20-word aural spelling test which lasts around 15-20 minutes.

Will the SAT be removed in 2025? ›

However, more than 80% of U.S. four-year institutions will not require SAT and ACT scores or will not consider them if submitted for the fall 2025 admissions cycle, according to data from the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a nonprofit advocacy group commonly known as FairTest.

Are they getting rid of SAT in 2024? ›

That's right: the SAT will no longer be administered in a physical format, and test takers from 2024 onward will now take the digital version. While nearly every college and university in the United States decided to make the SAT optional during the pandemic, millions of students still took the test.

Do parents get year 6 SAT results? ›

Each child will receive confirmation of whether they achieved the national standard. ('NS' means the expected standard was not achieved; 'AS' means the expected standard was achieved). As a parent, you might be given your child's scaled score or a code but you are unlikely to be told your child's raw score.

Are SATs important anymore? ›

Current figures estimate around 80% of four-year colleges won't require standardized tests for fall 2023 admissions, so the burning question remains: are SAT/ACT scores still important? The shorter answer is: yes. Just because scores are optional, it doesn't mean they aren't still important.

What math is on the SAT in 2024? ›

The Math section focuses on key elements of algebra, advanced math, problem-solving and data analysis, and geometry and trigonometry (except for the PSAT 8/9, which doesn't test trigonometry) that evidence identifies as necessary for college and career readiness and success.

How many questions right is a 1500 on the SAT? ›

To get 1500 SAT, you need to get at least 48 right out of 52 in the Reading section. 41 right out of 44 in the Language section and 55 right out of 58 in the Maths section.

How long is SAT with no essay? ›

The SAT testing time varies depending on whether you choose to take the optional essay section. Without the essay: The SAT takes 3 hours, or 3 hours and 15 minutes with breaks.

What is the longest SAT section? ›

SAT Test Length by Section
SectionTimeNumber of Questions
Reading65 min52
Writing and Language35 min44
Math80 min58
Essay (optional)50 min1
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Do year 6 have SATs? ›

What are SATs? The Standard Assessment Tests (otherwise known as SATs) check your child's knowledge of the National Curriculum. The tests are compulsory for Year 6 students and they're used to assess your child against age-related expectations.

When to register for SAT 2024? ›

2024–25 School Year Test Dates
SAT Test DateDeadline for Registration*Changes and Regular Cancellation
Aug 24, 2024Aug 9, 2024Aug 13, 2024
Oct 5, 2024Sept 20, 2024Sept 24, 2024
Nov 2, 2024Oct 18, 2024Oct 22, 2024
Dec 7, 2024Nov 22, 2024Nov 26, 2024
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What is a good SAT score 2024? ›

Any score above 1050 is above average.

The 75th percentile composite SAT test score is 1200, the 90th percentile is 1440, and the 95th percentile is 1520. You can log into your College Board account for more detailed insight into how you stack up against your peers.

What is the highest score in SATs year 6? ›

The maximum score possible is 120, and the minimum is 80. To meet government expectations, pupils must achieve 100 in their scaled scores. However, this equates to different marks for each paper (maths; reading; grammar, punctuation and spelling) and can change each school year.

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