ACSL guidance on Ramadan: exams and tests, 2019

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13 May 2019

In 2019, Ramadan, exams and tests will again fall within the same period. Ramadan is predicted to start around 5 May and will end around 4 June. This year, Eid al-Fitr festivities are most likely to be 5 to 6 June.

External exams will start as usual in early May and continue until the end of June. Primary school SATs will, as usual, take place in May with KS2 SATs between 13 and 16 May. The situation where Ramadan coincides with exams and tests is likely to continue until 2021. Also, Eid in 2021 is likely to fall in KS2 test week.

From the paper: 

"ASCL has worked with imams, Islamic scholars, experts, Muslim chaplains in the education sector and education leaders (see Section 10 for a list of endorsers) to produce this information for school and college leaders. It is designed to help initiate discussions with Muslim students on how best they can fulfil their Islamic obligations during Ramadan, including the obligation to perform well in their exams and tests."

For further information and download the paper visit:

Ramadan: exams and tests, 2019: information for schools and colleges (ACSL website)

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Last updated: 13 May 2019

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