Dates for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 administration

January 2018

  • 29th Jan – ‘Access arrangements’ on NCA tools opens

February 2018

  • 19th Feb – KS2 ‘Pupil registration’ on NCA tool opens
  • 26th Feb – Deadline for schools to submit applications for KS2 early opening and compensatory marks

March 2018

  • March publications – KS1 and KS2 test administration guidance
  • 16th Mar – Deadline to complete KS2 pupil registration

April 2018

  • April publications – Phonics screening check administration guidance
  • 9th Apr – KS2 early opening and compensatory mark application outcomes avaliable on NCA tools
  • 16th Apr – Delivery of KS1 test materials this week
  • 23rd Apr – Deadline for schools to submit KS2 applications for additional time
  • 30th Apr – Delivery of KS2 test materials and stationery items this week

May 2018

  • 1st May – Schools administer KS1 tests during May (All KS1 test materials, excluding braille, and mark schemes avaliable to download from NCA tools)
  • 4th May – Delivery of KS2 test matierals and stationery items completed
  • 11th May – Deadline to order braille versions of phonics screening check
  • 14th May – KS2 English GPS tests
  • 15th May – KS2 English reading test
  • 16th May – KS2 mathematics tests (Paper 1 and 2)
  • 17th May – KS2 mathematics test (Paper 3)
  • 18th May – LAs start to inform schools about external moderation visits for TA
  • 21st May – ‘Teacher assessment’ on NCA tools opens
  • 25th May – Deadline to submit KS2 forms on NCA tools
  • 29th May – KS2 test materials and mark schemes available to download from

June 2018

  • 1st June – Scaled score conversion tables and test materials for KS1 tests available
  • 4th June – Schools receive phonics screening check materials this week
  • 11th June – Schools administer the phonics screening check this week
  • 25th June – Phonics screening check materials and threshold mark published on
  • 28th June – Deadline to submit KS1 and KS2 TA data

July 2018

  • 10th July – KS2 pupil results and marked script images on NCA tools
  • 20th July – Deadline for schools to submit review of KS2 marking applications
  • 27th July – Deadline for LAs to submit phonics screening check and KS1 TA data to DfE using COLLECT