Year 6 SATs

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

  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar

These tests are all 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 May.


The SATs schedule is as follows:

May 11th 2020 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: short answer questions

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling

May 12th 2020 English reading
May 13th 2020 Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic

Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning

May 14th 2020 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

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