National curriculum assessments calendar

Important dates for primary schools to plan for the 2021 key stages 1 and 2 assessments (commonly called SATs).

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This calendar will not be updated for the 2021/22 academic year.



We will publish the 2022 national curriculum calendar in the autumn term.

This calendar contains important dates and deadlines to assist schools in their planning for key stage 1 and key stage 2 assessments during the 2020/21 academic year.

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

Dates include actions and deadlines for the following:

  • KS2 tests
  • phonics screening check
  • optional multiplication tables check
  • submitting teacher assessment data
Published 31 October 2017
Last updated 15 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated for 2020/21 academic year.

  2. The calendar has been updated for the 2019/20 academic year.

  3. Updated for the 2018 to 2019 test cycle.

  4. First published.