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SATs Countdown to Success

If your child is in Year 6 at primary school, they will be sitting their SATs during the week beginning 11 May. SATs or Standard Assessment Tests take place in:

  • Year 2 (Key Stage 1)
  • Year 6 (Key Stage 2)

Children are tested in Maths and English so that the Government can get a clear picture of what standards look like across the country. SATs also help parents to compare their child's progress with children of the same age nationally.

Our Countdown to Success campaign is a week-by-week guide for parents whose children will be sitting their Year 6 (Key Stage 2) SATs in May.

As we count down the weeks to SATs, you can follow our 6-week programme to help you make sure your child is fully prepared!

You can look at the useful hints and tips to help you and your child on pages below on a week-by-week basis or you can download everything all at once; it's completely up to you!


When SATs take place

This year, pupils in Year 6 will take their SATs during the week beginning Monday 11 May.

All the tests take place in the morning on the following days:

Monday 11 May 2015

Reading Test (60 mins)

Tuesday 12 May 2015

English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test (60 mins)

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Maths Paper 1 (45 mins)

Thursday 14 May 2015

Maths Paper 2 (45 mins)

Children do not take a specific writing test. Year 6 teachers will assess pupils' writing themselves. They may do this during SATs week or at another time.

The grades will then be submitted to the national Standards and Testing Agency by the end of June.

  • Modified: Mar 24, 2015 1:34:23 PM