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Key assessment dates 2018-2019

KS2 SATs 2018-19

The National KS2 SATs will take place in May 2019 from Monday 14th May until Thursday 17th May 2018.

Below is the timetable for KS2 SAT week 2018.

Test Date

English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test

Paper 1: short answer questions (45 minutes)

Paper 2: spelling (15 minutes)

Monday 13th May

English Reading

Paper 1: Reading comprehension (60 minutes)

Tuesday 14th May


Paper 1: arithmetic (30 minutes)

Paper 2: reasoning (40 minutes)

Wednesday 15th May


Paper 3: reasoning (40 minutes)

Thursday 16th May

Phonics Screening Check for Year 1 children in 2019

The phonics screening check for Year 1 children will take place weeks commencing Monday 10th June 2018 and Monday 17th June- we will have 2 weeks to ensure all children have completed this assessment.

Your child will be scored against a national standard, and the main result will be whether or not they fall below, within or above this standard.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 the "pass threshold" was 32, which means children had to read at least 32 words out of 40 correctly. The threshold mark is communicated to schools at the end of June, after the test has been taken, so that teachers can mark the Check.

You will be told how your child did, but schools’ results will not be published. If your child’s score falls below the standard, they will be given extra phonics help and can re-take the Phonics screening check in Year 2.