SATS Assessments

SATs are standardised assessment tests administered by primary schools in England to check children’s educational progress. They are compulsory for children in Year 6. The setting and marking of SATs are carried out in UK schools by the Standards & Testing Agency.

In Year 6, SATs are a more formal process of testing. Children will sit KS2 SATs in: 

  • English Reading
  • English Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Maths

They will also be assessed by their teachers on subjects including speaking and listening, writing and, in some cases, science.

By using teacher assessment, schools and the government are able to judge a child’s performance in a subject over a longer period of time. This means that teachers are able to account for a child’s whole knowledge and ability in a subject, not just that which comes to the fore in a test environment.

Please refer to our KS2 SATS Guide for Parents & Carers:

KS2 SATS Guide  (PDF 2.5mb)

How can I support my child?

You will find lots of information in our KS2 SATS guide above, but we also recommend the Achieve series – SATS workbooks and revision guides. There are useful links to resources on their website here: