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Blandford St Mary

Church of England Primary School

'Knowing we are loved, we learn and grow to be the best that we can be.'

SATs information

KS2 SATs 2021


We have now heard from the DfE that KS2 SATs will not be taking place in 2021, due to the effect of Covid-19 upon children's schooling.

KS2 SATs  - usually in May each year.


We are awaiting guidance from the Department for Education, with detailed information with regard to SATs in 2021.


They issued this latest update to schools in August 2020:


"Primary assessment

We recognise that pupils will have missed a critical period of their education in the 2019 to 2020 academic year. Maintaining national curriculum assessments in the 2020 to 2021 academic year will allow the department to measure the remaining impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on this cohort of pupils nationally and help target support to local areas, schools and pupils that need it the most.

We are, therefore, planning on the basis that statutory primary assessments will take place in summer 2021."


If the government follows the pattern of previous years, these will take place in the 2nd week of May: days for each paper will be as follows:  


Monday         Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling paper

Tuesday        Reading Paper

Wednesday   Maths Arithmetic Paper 1 and Maths Reasoning Paper 2

Thursday       Maths Reasoning Paper 3

Friday            Post SATs fun day for BSM Year 6 children