KS1 and KS2 SATS Tests

In the summer term each year, children in Year 2 and Year 6 complete tests known as Standard Assessment Tests  (SATs). These tests in English and Maths reflect the current National Curriculum which has been in place since 2014, and have been intended to be more rigorous than previous years.


The links below provide parents with specific information relating to the SATS and sets out to answer some commonly asked questions. 

Link to DfE KS1 and KS2 Past Tests and Sample Papers




Click on Department for Education (DfE) icon above to access and view KS1 and KS2 Test Materials.

Test Dates 2023-2024


Phonics Screening Week for Year 1 Pupils will take place week beginning Monday 10th June 2023.


KS1 Year 2 SATs Test Dates 2022-2023

Maths and English SATs tests are optional but can take place during the month of May.

  • May 2024: English Reading Test Paper 1
  • May 2024: English Reading Test Paper 2
  • May 2024: English SPaG Test- Grammar/Punctuation
  • May 2024: English SPaG Test- Spelling
  • May 2024: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
  • May 2024: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)


Multiplication Tables Check

The dates that the National Multiplication Check will be administered within the 2-week period from Monday 3rd June 2024.


KS2 Year 6 SATs Test Dates 2023-2024

The dates that the National KS2 SATs will take place in May 2024 are from Monday 13th May 2023 to Thursday 16th May 2023.

  • Monday May 13th 2024: SPaG Test Paper 1 & 2
  • Tuesday May 14th 2024: Reading Test
  • Wednesday May 15th 2024: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
  • Wednesday May 15th 2024: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
  • Thursday May 16th 2024: Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)