The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has confirmed changes to the 2023 key stage two (KS2) tests schedule in England, due to the additional bank holiday set to take place on Monday 8 May 2023, in honour of the King’s coronation.
Ministers have decided that KS2 tests will take place in the same week, with tests following the usual order but each taking place one day later than originally planned. As such, the new schedule will be as follows:
- Tuesday 9 May 2023: English grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) papers 1 (questions) and 2 (spelling)
- Wednesday 10 May 2023: English reading paper
- Thursday 11 May 2023: mathematics papers 1 (arithmetic) and 2 (reasoning)
- Friday 12 May 2023: mathematics paper 3 (reasoning)