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Multiplication tables check: information for parents

Information for parents about the optional multiplication tables check, taking place in June 2021.



The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for primary schools in the 2021/22 academic year.

This guidance is scheduled to be updated in March 2022.

This leaflet is for schools to use with parents when explaining what the multiplication tables check is.

It includes information about:

  • why schools are doing the check
  • what happens during the check
  • access arrangements
  • how the results data is used
Published 3 March 2020
Last updated 19 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated with information about the 2021/22 academic year.

  2. Updated 'How the results will be used?' section.

  3. Leaflet updated for 2020/21.

  4. First published.