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Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)


The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for primary schools in the 2021/22 academic year.


The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.


Schools will have a 3-week check window in June to administer the MTC. Teachers will have the flexibility to administer the check to individual pupils, small groups or a whole class at the same time.

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Multiplication tables check: information video

This video provides more information on what pupils and schools can expect with the MTC in June. (Recorded pre-COVID).