National Curriculum Assessment Cancellation 2019/2020

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Assessment and Moderation Manager, Jamie Hassan, for the attention of Slough Schools.

Yesterday it was announced by the Secretary of State for Education that the 2019/2020 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  This means the following assessments planned between April and July 2020 are cancelled:

  • End of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Assessments (including tests and teacher assessments);
  • Phonics Screening Check;
  • Multiplication Tables Check;
  • Science Sampling Tests; and
  • All Statutory Trialling.

You do not need to complete any further activities to prepare for these assessments.  Primary School performance measures will not be published for the 2019/2020 academic year.