There will be an additional bank holiday in May 2023 to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.
The bank holiday will fall on Monday 8 May 2023, following the Coronation on Saturday 6 May, providing an opportunity for communities across the country to celebrate. This bank holiday will be in addition to the other bank holidays that take place in 2023.
The DfE has confirmed that settings that are normally closed on a bank holiday, including schools, should close on 8 May.
KS2 tests have been rescheduled to accommodate the additional bank holiday. Each test will now take place one day later than originally planned, meaning that the new schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday 9 May: English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
- Wednesday 10 May: English reading paper
- Thursday 11 May: mathematics papers 1 and 2
- Friday 12 May: mathematics paper 3
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