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SATs Information

National curriculum tests

At the end of KS2, all pupils nationally take Statutory Tests in Reading, Maths, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

  • Reading - 1 test that includes 3 texts with a range of questions to answer.
  • Maths - 3 separate tests: 1 arithmetic based; 2 are centred around problem solving.
  • Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling - 1 spelling paper; 1 short answer Grammar and Punctuation paper.

Children will receive a scaled score between 80 and 120 for each subject. A score of 100 represents the child is meeting the national expected standard.

These tests are compulsory and will take place the week commencing Monday 13th May 2024 as follows:

Date Paper
Monday 13th May 2024 Grammar & Punctuation - Paper 1 - 45 minutes
Monday 13th May 2024 Spelling - Paper 2 - 20 minutes
Tuesday 14th May 2024 English Reading - 60 minutes
Wednesday 15th May 2024 Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) - 30 minutes
Wednesday 15th May 2024 Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning) - 40 minutes
Thursday 16th May 2024 Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning) - 40 minutes


Teacher assessments

Writing is teacher assessed against a strict framework - there is no writing test.  Writing is assessed up until the end of June and takes into account writing across the curriculum.

Science is also teacher assessed.

In both writing and science, a child will be deemed as 'working towards', 'working at' or 'working at a greater depth', based on a collection of work.


As part of your child’s Summer Term end of year report, you will be given a separate report telling you your child's raw score (the actual number of marks they got in their SATs), their scaled score (a conversion score that allows results to be compared year on year) and whether or not they have achieved the national standard. Your child's results sheet will also include the teacher assessment judgement for their writing and science.

Further Information 

The video and leaflet below provide further information about this year's statutory assessment.  


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