Need-to-know: KS2 SATs dates changed - now Tuesday 9 May to Friday 12 May 2023

The Key Stage (KS) 2 assessment timetable has changed by 1 day to accommodate the extra bank holiday on Monday 8 May 2023. Teacher assessments and other end of Key Stage assessments are not affected.

Last reviewed on 28 November 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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There is an additional bank holiday in 2023 on Monday 8 May to mark the coronation of King Charles III. This means the Key Stage (KS) 2 SATs scheduled for that week will begin a day later than planned, on Tuesday 9 May.

What's changing?

Instead of the usual Monday to Thursday, the new KS2 SATs timetable will look like this:

Tuesday 9 May

English grammar, punctuation and spelling

Paper 1 (questions)

Paper 2 (spelling)

Wednesday 10 May English reading paper
Thursday 11 May


Paper 1 (arithmetic)

Paper 2 (reasoning)

Friday 12 May


Paper 3 (reasoning)

If you've already booked an activity for year 6 on Friday 12 May

You should try to rearrange it where possible.

Applications for TTVs will