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Northaw CE Primary School and Nursery

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Statutory Assessment

Reception Baseline Assessment


This is a baseline assessment of children’s attainment (primarily early literacy and numeracy skills) on entry to a reception class.


Schools must complete the reception baseline assessment for each child in the first 6 weeks after they enter reception.

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile


This is an assessment used to summarise outcomes and progress at the end of the foundation stage of education.

Phonics Screening Check


This is an assessment designed for use at the end of year 1 to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard.


Week commencing Monday 12 June 2023 (Phonics screening check week)

KS1 National Curriculum Tests (SATs)


Pupils take national curriculum tests to support teacher assessment at the end of key stage 1 (end of year 2).


May 2023 (Key stage 1 test period)

Multiplication Tables Check


The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) for pupils in year 4 was announced by the Department for Education (DfE) in September 2017 as a new assessment intended to determine whether pupils can fluently recall their multiplication tables.


Schools should administer the multiplication tables check within the 3-week period from Monday 5 June 2023.

KS2 National Curriculum Tests (SATs)


Pupils take externally-marked national curriculum tests at the end of key stage 2 (end of year 6).


The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 8 May to Thursday 11 May 2023.