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Year 6 SATs

SATs are the Standardised Assessment Tests that are given to children at the end of Key Stage 2.

The SATs take place over four days.


Pupils are assessed on:

  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Reading comprehension
  • Maths – arithmetic and reasoning


Writing is assessed using evidence collected throughout Year 6. There is no Year 6 SATs writing test.

The Key Stage 2 tests will be taken on set dates unless your child is absent, in which case they may be able to take them up to 5 school days afterwards.


The tests take place during normal school hours, under exam conditions.

Children are not allowed to talk to each other from the moment the assessments are handed out until they are collected at the end of the test.


After the tests are completed, the papers are sent away to be marked externally.

The results are then sent to the school in July.