SATs papers are the statutory tests taken by primary school children to test their knowledge of the national curriculum, as well as monitor the school’s progress as a whole.
Your child will sit two sets of SATs exams: one in key stage 1, when they’re in year 2 and around 6-7 years old, and a second in key stage 2, when they’re in year 6 and around 10-11 years old.
SATs are taken during the summer school term, generally in May, of each year.
Key Stage 1 & 2 National Curriculum Tests
In both year 2 and year 6, your child’s SATs tests measure their grasp of basic English and mathematics. Follow the links below for further details:
Reception Baseline Assessment
Children's phonic knowledge is assessed through a phonics screening process at the end of the year 1. This is in the form of a test administered on a one-to-one basis.
Teachers carry out formative assessment throughout the school year. This continually informs their planning and teaching. Teacher assessment is validated through moderation activities and standardised tests.