Year 6 SATs

What are the SATs?

SATs are national tests that children currently sit twice during their time at primary school - once after the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and again at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6). They're actually called End of Key Stage Tests and Assessments, but the acronym SATs (from another, earlier set of tests) has stuck.


What are SATs for?

SATs help teachers – and you – learn more about your child's strengths and weaknesses. Teachers can compare how well each child is doing with their peers, both in their school and across the country. They can also measure how much each child improves from one Key Stage to another and are used to predict the likelihood of children achieving specific results in their GCSEs. 

 In addition, head teachers, local authorities and the Department for Education use the results to help identify schools that are struggling and, if a school is doing really well, it can share what it's doing right with other schools.


When are they?

Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week beginning 14th May 2018.

The 2018 test timetable is as follows:

 Monday 14th May 2018 (English): Test 1 - Grammar and punctuation Test 2 – Spelling

Tuesday 15th May 2018 (English): Test 1 - Reading Paper

Wednesday 16th May 2018 (Maths): Test 1 – Arithmetic Test 2 – Reasoning paper 1

Thursday 17th May 2018 (Maths): Test 1 - Reasoning paper 2

Please have a look at the below document that explains the SATs in more detail and gives examples of what the SATs papers may include.