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National curriculum tests will not take place in the academic year 2020/21.

In the academic year 2021-22, pupils in Years 2 and 6 will be tested in the Summer term.



The KS1 SATs will take place across schools during a flexible 2 week period in May.

KS2 SATs on the other hand is week is a defined period of time from Monday 9th May 2022 to Thursday 12th May.

KS1 SATs Dates 2022 – Testing Period

  • May 2022KS1 English Reading Test Paper 1
  • May 2022KS1 English Reading Test Paper 2
  • May 2022KS1 English SPaG Test – Grammar/Punctuation
  • May 2022KS1 English SPaG Test- Spelling
  • May 2022KS1 Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
  • May 2022 Paper 2 (Reasoning)
  • It is worth noting that there was an announcement from the government on the 14th September 2017 which stated that the KS1 SATs will be made non-statutory from the year 2023. This means that schools will be able to decide whether or not they administer them, but until this date pupils will continue to sit SATs in Year 2. 

The dates for the KS2 SATs normally run over a one week period.

In 2022 the KS2 SATs will take place between Monday 9th May 2022 – Thursday 12th May 2022.

Over this period pupils will sit 6 different tests, with English normally taking place at the beginning of the week and maths at the end.

KS2 SATs Dates 2022 – SATs Week 2022

  • Monday May 9th 2022: Spelling, punctuation and grammar (Grammar/Punctuation Test) – 45 minutes
  • Monday May 9th 2022: Spelling, punctuation and grammar  (Spelling Test) – 20 minutes
  • Tuesday May 10th 2022: Reading Test – 60 minutes
  • Wednesday May 11th 2022: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) – 30 minutes
  • Wednesday May 11th 2022: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes
  • Thursday May 12th 2022: Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes


Attendance during the w/c 9th May is imperative.