2017 SATs – Y2 & Y6

As a statutory requirement, pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 must complete the end of key stage assessments in May 2017.


Children will complete the following assessments during the month of May: maths reasoning paper, maths arithmetic paper and two reading papers. They will also complete a grammar, spelling and punctuation assessment which isn’t compulsory but will support with teacher assessment. The children will be assessed in writing, but they won’t undertake a writing assessment – writing is assessed against the interim frameworks (2017 Interim Frameworks KS1) using teacher assessment and judgement  .

Watch the videos below for further information about the KS1 SATs

Below are samples of each of the papers – you might find it useful to use these at home to practise with your child.

KS1 Maths paper

KS1 Reading booklet 2

KS1 Reading booklet

KS1 Reading paper 1

KS1 Spelling

KS1 Arithmetic


Year 6 pupils will sit their SATs during the week beginning Monday 8th May. They will undertake the following assessments: mental arithmetic, maths reasoning paper one, maths reasoning paper two, reading paper and a spelling, grammar and punctuation assessment. Children will not sit a writing assessment – writing is assessed against the interim frameworks for the end of Key Stage Two (2017 Interim Frameworks KS2).

The previous national curriculum levels have been scrapped, and instead children are given scaled scores.

You will be given your child’s raw score (the actual number of marks they get), alongside their scaled score and whether they have reached the expected standard set by the Department for Education (‘NS’ means that the expected standard was not achieved and ‘AS’ means the expected standard was achieved).

The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is:

  • 80 (the lowest scaled score that can be awarded)
  • 120 ( the highest scaled score)

The expected standard for each test is a scaled score of 100. If a child achieved a scaled score of 99 or less, they won’t have achieved the expected standard in the test.

SATs timetable

Day Test Time permitted
Monday 8th May 2017 Reading paper


60 minutes
Tuesday 9th May 2017
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
45 minutes
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
30 minutes



40 minutes

Thursday 11th May 2017
Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
40 minutes

Below are samples of each of the papers – you might find it useful to use these at home to practise with your child.

KS2 Maths Paper 2

KS2 Maths Paper 3

KS2 Mental Arithmetic

KS2 Reading booklet

KS2 Reading Paper


KS2 Spelling test


Watch the video below for further information about the KS2 SATs and read the attached leaflet.


Primary school progress measures leaflet

Useful websites to access for parent information and to support with your child’s learning.

2017 Information parents booklet – KS1 & KS2 SATs