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SATS (Standard Assessment Tests) tests are compulsory national tests, given at the end of year 2, year 6 and year 9. They are used to show your child's progress compared with other children in the same year - locally and nationally.


SATs Week for 2018 will begin on Monday 14th May. The timetable is as follows:

Monday 14th May

Tuesday 15th May

Wednesday 16th May

Thursday 17th May

Friday 18th May

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Paper 1 45 mins

Reading test 1 hour

Mathematics Arithmetic
Paper 1
30 mins

Mathematics Reasoning
Paper 3
40 mins


 SPaG Paper 2: Spelling test Approx 20mins

Mathematics Reasoning
Paper 2
40 mins




2018 changes to SATs Results:

With the removal of levels eg: Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, there are new procedures for scoring SATs:

  • The results of the tests in reading; mathematics; and, grammar, punctuation and spelling will be reported to pupils and parents as scaled scores.
  • To reach the new expected standard, each pupil will be required to attain a scaled score of 100 or more in the tests
  • Parents will be provided with their child’s score alongside the average for their school, the local area and nationally.
  • A pupil’s scaled score will be based on their raw score. The raw score is the total number of marks a pupil receives in a test, based on the number of questions they answered correctly. The pupil’s raw score will be translated into a scaled score using a conversion table. A pupil who achieves the national standard will have demonstrated sufficient knowledge in the areas assessed by the tests. This will mean that they are well placed to succeed in the next phase of their education.
  • Each pupil registered for the tests will receive:
  • a raw score (number of raw marks awarded)
  • a scaled score
  • confirmation of whether or not they attained the national standard

You can find more information here



You can find the 2016 sample papers here . (Please ensure you choose Key Stage 2)


Click here for a copy of the Parent presentation given by Year 6 staff on Tuesday 5th December 2016.


Learning resources to purchase:

CGP website


Click this link to have a go at some example questions - Would you pass your SATs?