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Reception Baseline Assessments 

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


Year 1 Phonics Assessments 

All pupils in year 1 must take the check, unless they have no understanding of grapheme-phoneme correspondences. This includes pupils who join the school just before, or during, the check window. This will take place W/B 10th June 2024.

Pupils in year 2 should take the check if they:
• did not take it in year 1
• took the check in year 1 but did not meet the expected standard
• started school in year 2

Year 4 Multiplication Check

The Year 4 multiplication tables check is an online test for pupils in Year 4. Pupils are asked to answer 25 questions on times tables from two to 12. They are given six seconds per question, with three seconds rest between each question, so the test should last less than five minutes. This will take place W/B 10th June 2024. 

Questions about the six, seven, eight, nine, and 12 times tables are likely to come up most often, as these are the hardest for most children to learn. It’s a good idea to focus on these tricky times tables with your child.

First and foremost, the check is about finding out which children are struggling with their times tables so that they can get extra support. It is not a judgement on what your child can do, but a way for the school to know how their teaching is going and to adjust their focus if needed.

Multiplication Check


At the end of KS2 children are tested. The dates of the tests are fixed and the tests are sent away to be marked. The test outcomes are reported to parents at the end of the year. Further information can be obtained form the link below. This year KS2 SATS will be held the week of the 13th May 2024. KS2 SATs information.