National curriculum assessments calendar

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


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.