What are the key dates for the 2016 Sats

1st April 2015 at 10:00
Here is a breakdown of the key dates for the new national curriculum tests.

Monday 11 April  – Deadline for schools to submit applications for additional time

Week commencing Monday 25 April – Schools receive their KS2 test materials

9 May to 12 May – KS2 test week

Monday 9 May – English reading test

Tuesday 10 May – English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, paper 1, short answer questions. English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, paper 2, spelling.

Wednesday 11 May – Maths, paper 1, arithmetic test. Maths, paper 2, reasoning.

Thursday 12 May – Maths, paper 3, reasoning


Remember teachers and test administrators must not discuss the content of the test papers with anyone or use question-specific information to prepare pupils for the test. Also, specific content which could compromise the test must not be discussed on social media or published in blogs.

After the tests have been administered the test scripts must be kept securely until they are collected for marking. Any unused test materials must be kept securely until Friday 20 May.


Monday 6 June to Friday 17 June – Science sampling test

Thursday 30 June – Deadline to submit teacher assessment data

Tuesday 5 July – Pupil results (raw scores and scaled scores) and marked script images available on NCA tools. Raw score to scaled score conversion tables available on gov.uk

Friday 15 July – Deadline for schools to submit review applications

21 July (ish) – end of term


Thursday 1 September national, regional and local authority level key stage 2 results published

Friday 2 September – Review outcomes returned to schools

Thursday 29 September  – Provisional phonics screening check and KS1 results

November (no date yet) – Provisional Key stage 2 national curriculum test review outcomes

December (no date yet) – Primary school performance tables


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