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Times table test from 2019.

Times table test from 2019.

Pupils in England will sit a times tables check, from 2019, at the end of their primary years, Schools Minister Nick Gibb has confirmed.

Multiplication was a "very important" part of a child's mathematics knowledge, Mr Gibb said.

Plans for such a test were in the Conservatives' election manifesto.

Proposals to test 11-year-olds on their times tables were first announced by former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan in January 2016.

However, the move was put on hold when her successor, Justine Greening, said there would be no new national tests or assessments introduced before the academic year 2018-19.

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