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.
The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.
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.