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National Reading & Numeracy Tests

Children in Years 2 to 9 now take national tests in reading and numeracy each summer term. It is really important that your child is in school to take the tests.


This years tests will take place on the follow dates, in the morning, for all year groups (2-6):

2nd May - Procedural

3rd May - Reading

4th May - Reasoning



The reading tests are made up of short questions based on two or more texts. Some of the questions check how well the text has been understood, others aim to find out if children are able to make judgements about what they are reading.



There are two kinds of numeracy tests. 

  1. The procedural test measures skills in number, measuring and data skills. 
  2. The reasoning test measures how well children can use what they know to solve everyday problems. ​


Click below to find out more about the National Tests:


National Test Sample Papers




Reading and Numeracy test results - animated guide for parents/carers


This short animation talks parents/carers through the National Reading and Numeracy Test reports.

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