What are SATs?
Children in Year 6 complete a number of tests (SATs) each year. These tests take place during the month of May, with the tests spread out across the week, by children across the country and allow schools to check the attainment and progress of each child in English and Maths.
The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 13th May to Friday 17th May 2024.
Monday 13th May 2024 English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1
Monday 13th May 2024 English grammar, punctuation and spelling paper 2: spellings
Tuesday 14th May 2024 English reading paper
Wednesday 15th May 2024 Maths paper 1: arithmetic & Maths paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 16th May 2024 Maths paper 3: reasoning
Although the SATs dates for 2024 are in May, the test results are not released until towards the end of the summer term. This is because even though the SATs tests are taken within the classroom, they are marked externally.
Once the results have been returned, parents are given a report that shows their child’s raw score (the actual number of marks they got), their scaled score (which allows for comparison with all other children across the country who took the same test), and whether or not they have achieved the national standard.