2020/21 academic year

Key stage 1 - SATS will not take place this year

Date Activity
May 2021 Key stage 1 test period
Week commencing Monday 7 June 2021 Phonics screening check week

Key stage 2 - There will be no KS2 SAT tests this year.

The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 10 May to Thursday 13 May 2021.

In 2021, Eid is due to begin on the evening of Wednesday 12 May. We understand that, given the significance of Eid, Muslim pupils may be absent from school on Thursday 13 May, the scheduled day of the final KS2 test.

Timetable variations may be appropriate for pupils who will be absent due to observing Eid. Schools should read the timetable variation guidance, which will be updated for the 2020/21 academic year, before applying. Schools are advised to discuss arrangements for the tests with their pupils’ parents before the test period.

Multiplication tables check - will not be compulsory this year

Schools should administer the multiplication tables check within the 3 week period from Monday 7 June 2021.

There is no science sampling for the 2020/21 academic year.

Please see the link below for further information about school accountability for the academic year 2020-2021.