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Statutory Assessments- Parent Information

Statutory assessment- 2022

This year, children will return to taking the statutory assessments which take place at set times during the year. If your child is in any of the year groups specified below, we thought it may be useful for you to have these dates in the diary.


Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Week commencing 5th June 2022 for all children in Year 1.

This is a quick and easy word reading check of your child’s phonics knowledge. If you would like to find out a little more about how it works, take a look at this two-minute video.


Reading their reading books at home daily with your child will help give them the confidence and skills to read the sounds they need to succeed in this phonics check.


Year 2 Phonics Screening Check

Current Year 2 children did not take the phonics screening check in Year 1 due to the pandemic; instead they took it in the Autumn Term 2021; those who did not pass it at this stage will take the phonics screening check again in June 2022.


Key Stage 1 Tests

Year 2 children will take these tests during the month of May 2022, on dates which can be decided by individual schools.

These tests consist of two reading papers and two maths papers, as well as an optional English Grammar, punctuation and spelling test.


Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check

The Multiplication Tables Check is a newly introduced annual check on the times tables knowledge of Year 4s in England and Wales. The MTC must be administered between 6th June and 24th June 2022.


What is the pass mark for the Year 4 Times Tables Test?

There is no pass mark, fail, nor expected standard threshold. It is intended that schools use their own judgement as to any actions needed after the results.


What times tables do Year 4 have to know?

By the end of Year 3 children should be fluent in the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 times tables, and then by the end of Year 4 children should know all their times tables up to 12 ie the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 times tables.

Parent information link


Key Stage 2 SATS

These end of key stage tests take place at set times nationally, during the week commencing Monday 9th May 2022.


During this week the children will sit the following test papers:


  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
  • English reading
  • Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
  • Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
  • Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning


Non-statutory assessments

Children in other year groups across the school will also complete non-statutory assessments at the end of the year. These are for internal use, to support the teacher assessments we use all year round.