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Statutory Assessment Tests SATs

What are SATs?

SATs are national tests that children take twice during their primary school life. Firstly, at the end of Key Stage 1 (KS1) in Year 2, and then secondly, at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2) in Year 6. These standardised tests are actually known as End of Key Stage Tests and Assessments, but most people know them as SATs. School ensures children are prepared for the tests and that they are not put under pressure.

Practice SATS papers can be found here;  SATs UK: What Are SATs In The UK? 


When are SATs?

In Key Stage One, SATs always take place in the month of May, and teachers can stagger the tests over several weeks.

In Key Stage Two, the dates for SATs are set by the Department of Education and these are usually in the second week of May.

Please avoid taking your child out of school immediately before, or just after SATs.


What do SATs aim to achieve?

SATs are purely an indicator of the progress your child has made at school so far. They are not a measure of whether your child is passing or failing; the SATs indicate the standard your child is working at, compared to age related expectations. School do utilise valuable informattion from completed SATs papers to identify gaps and areas of misconceptions to target in lessons and for individual pupils..


How can I find out more about SATs at Sharlston School?

Staff at our school hold information sessions for parents about SATs. The presentations tell you more about SATS and how you can help your child. They can be seen here:


Powerpoint for Key Stage Two Year 6 SATs:         Year 6 SATs Information Evening Powerpoint


Sway (go to Sway and click play) for Key Stage One Year 2 SATs:     


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