Latest Update from STA

Latest Update from STA

Reminder: accountability for 2020/2021 national curriculum assessments

In January 2021, the Secretary of State for Education announced that the summer 2021 national curriculum assessments would not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The following assessments for summer 2021 were cancelled:

  • end of key stage 1 and key stage 2 assessments (including tests and teacher assessment)
  • phonics screening check
  • multiplication tables check
  • science sampling tests
  • all statutory trialling


As there were no formal assessments in summer 2021 academic year, schools should not be asked to provide assessment data to Ofsted or local authorities.

Information: optional multiplication tables check in June 2021

The assessment update for schools includes information about the optional multiplication tables check (MTC). Schools can choose to administer the optional MTC to year 4 pupils, between Monday 7 June and Friday 25 June.

For more information visit or contact Maxine Bull 


Telephone Number: 01332 640354