Statutory guidance

2022 key stage 2: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the national curriculum at key stage 2 (KS2) in the 2021 to 2022 academic year.



This guidance is for schools, local authorities and governing bodies responsible for end of KS2 assessment, including KS2 tests.

The arrangements apply to maintained schools, maintained special schools, academies, free schools, Ministry of Defence (MoD) schools and participating independent schools with pupils in KS2.

Published 11 October 2021
Last updated 4 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Special consideration application window dates added to section 3.2 and amendment made to the details of the braille versions of the tests available to pupils in section 5.6.

  2. First published.