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 2020-2021


Phonics Screening Week for Year 1 Pupils will take place week beginning Monday 8th June 2020


KS1 Year 2 SATs Test Dates 2020-2021

Maths and English SATs tests will take place during the month of May.

  • May 2021: English Reading Test Paper 1
  • May 2021: English Reading Test Paper 2
  • May 2021: English SPaG Test- Grammar/Punctuation
  • May 2021: English SPaG Test- Spelling
  • May 2021: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
  • May 2021: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)


KS2 Year 6 SATs Test Dates 2020-2021

The dates that the National KS2 SATs will take place in May 2021 are from Monday 10th May 2021 to Thursday 13th May 2021.

  • Monday May 10th 2021: SPaG Test
  • Tuesday May 11th 2021: Reading Test
  • Wednesday May 12th 2021: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
  • Wednesday May 12th 2021: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
  • Thursday May 13th 2021: Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)