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Information on statutory assessments, including SATs

Changes to 2021 national curriculum assessments


Earlier today, Wednesday 6th January 2021, the Secretary of State for Education confirmed the  cancellation of SATs this year. 


He said: "I can absolutely confirm we won't be proceeding with Sats this year. We do recognise this will be an additional burden on schools."



Phonics Screening Check for Year 1 children in 2021

The phonics screening check for Year 1 children will take place week commencing Monday 7th June 2021.




This information may be subject to change based on government updates.



 Cancellation of 2019/20 national curriculum assessments

The Secretary of State for Education announced on Wednesday 18th March, that the 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This means the following assessments planned between April and July 2020 are cancelled:

  • end of key stage 1 and key stage 2 assessments (including tests and teacher assessment)
  • phonics screening check
  • multiplication tables check
  • science sampling tests
  • all statutory trialling 


Primary school performance measures will not be published for the 2019/20 academic year.

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