Year 6 SATs 2018

In the summer term of 2018, children in Year 2 and Year 6 will take the new style SATs papers first introduced in 2016. These tests in English and maths will reflect the new national curriculum, and are intended to be more rigorous. There will also be a completely new marking scheme to replace the existing national curriculum levels.

At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:

  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar

These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure your child’s progress and the school’s performance. Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.


The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 14 May 2018.

The 2018 SATs schedule is as follows:

Monday 14 May 2018 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: short answer questions

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling

Tuesday 15 May 2018 English reading
Wednesday 16 May 2018 Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic

Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning

Thursday 17 May 2018 Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning


The Department for Education produced some information about the tests for parents:

National Curriculum Tests for KS1 and KS2 Information for Parents

Below is a video to explain the tests and how parents can support their child.

Helpful Websites

The following websites provide excellent opportunities for you to develop the skills you needs to do well in SATs tests this May.

BBC Bitesize



The School Run


Math Playground

Ambleweb – Mental Machine


Recommended books to purchase: – CGP revision work books and practice tests – Achieve 100 practice tests and revision workbooks

Other useful texts available at WHSmith and Amazon – search for KS2 SAT Revision.