QuickRead: Key Stage 2 SATs in 2023

Get an overview of how KS2 SATs will work in 2023. Download and share this QuickRead with colleagues as a ready-made resource.

Last reviewed on 12 April 2023
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School types: All · School phases: Primary
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Key Stage (KS) 2 SATs are scheduled for 9 to 12 May 2023

In November 2022, the DfE announced that each test would take place a day later than originally scheduled (which was from 8 to 11 May 2023). This is due to the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, which will take place on Saturday 6 May, with Monday 8 May being observed as a bank holiday.  

However, there’ll be no science sampling – you'll submit teacher assessment data for science.

KS2 assessment data will be published this year

School level data from the end of KS2 National Curriculum assessments for 2022/23 will be published in performance tables.

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What each test will assess How each element of the subject will be assessed The structure of