Please see the table below for SATs information for parents regarding the KS2 SATs tests that will take place from Monday 13th May 2024 to Thursday 16th May 2024.
Monday 13th May 2024
English Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling (Papers 1 & 2)
Tuesday 14th May 2024
Wednesday 15th May 2024
Mathematics (Papers 1 & 2)
Thursday 16th May 2024
Mathematics (Paper 3)
Please view the video and PDF files below to find out information about SATS at KS2.
The 2024 Key Stage 2 SATs will take place in the week commencing 13th May 2024. The tests will take place over four days.
Children in Year 6 (those aged 10-11) will take these tests in their primary school classrooms in England, UK. SATs will be taken in Maths, Reading and GaPS (Grammar, Punctuation and separate Spelling paper) under formal exam conditions. Each exam is strictly timed.
SATs Week 2024 starts Monday 13th May
These papers will be marked externally whilst separate teacher assessments in Writing and Science will be designed and marked by their teachers.
2024 will be the eighth year of 'new-style' primary assessments under the new national curriculum.
SATs week for the 2024 KS2 SATs is the week commencing 13th May 2024. Below are the SATs dates for each exam throughout the 2024 KS2 SATs week.
KS2 SATs will start on Monday 13th May
|Monday 13 May 2024||Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling - Paper 1|
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling - Paper 2
|Tuesday 14 May 2024||English Reading|
|Wednesday 15 May 2024||Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)|
Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
|Thursday 16 May 2024||Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)|
Download our 2024 KS2 SATs Exam Timetable
For several years the STA required a random selection of primary schools to set Science Sampling Tests. However, in July 2022 the STA announced that there would not be any further science sampling tests. Instead, teacher assessment data would be used.
Around the period of exam week, teachers must design and carry out their teacher assessments in Writing and Science. Once completed and marked, they must submit teacher assessment data to the NCA tools website.
All past papers include an English reading paper, a full set of mathematics papers and the short answer questions in the grammar punctuation and spelling paper.
Use past SATs papers to prepare for the 2024 KS2 SATs
Whilst not working to the same curriculum, Key Stage 2 SATs from 2015 (and before) are still useful to aid preparation. We recommend you download and use every spelling test from this period and ensure you use the spelling test audio too.
We recommend using practice SATs papers at home
We particularly recommend parents buy these KS2 SATs practice papers, available from Exam Ninja and all good book shops.
Each school's results will be made available to their headteachers in July 2024 via the NCA tools website. Parents will be given their child's scaled score (and sometimes raw score too) around this period with a note to say whether they achieved the expected standard, exceeded it or fell below it.
Every school's performance will be made public in December 2024 to create the 2024 school league tables.
KS2 SATs take place under formal exam conditions
If you are interested in seeing how your child's school performed in the SATs then look at the Department for Education (DfE) website that maintains up to date and historical school league tables.
In 2024, Key Stage 1 SATs are no longer compulsory national tests.
However, KS1 SATs have been 'replaced' by optional KS1 SATs tests. These optional SATs tests will continue to be authored, published, printed and distributed by the STA. It is likely (following STA recommendation) that all schools across England will continue to administer these tests in the same fashion as past KS1 SATs tests.
Do bear in mind that schools will choose whether they will administer these optional KS1 SATs, not individual parents.
Children in Year 2 (those aged 6-7) will take these tests in their primary school classrooms England, UK.
KS1 SATs take place in your child's classroom
KS1 SATs will be taken in Maths, Reading and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (optionally) under informal exam conditions. These papers will be marked by their teachers, along with their teacher assessments in Writing and Science.
The 2024 KS1 SATs will take place at some point throughout May 2024. The precise days of the tests varies from school to school as they are offered the flexibility of fitting in the tests when its deemed most convenient.
To help prepare children for the 2024 KS1 SATs, you are able to download the 2023, 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 papers free of charge. Whilst not working to the same curriculum, KS1 SATs Papers from 2015 (and before) are still useful to aid preparation.
Use past papers and practice papers to help boost confidence and marks
For parents that wish to practice for the reading test, mathematics paper and English grammar may want to purchase some KS1 SATs Practice Papers. We particularly recommend parents buy these KS1 SATs Practice Papers, available from Exam Ninja and all good book shops.
Each school's results will be made available to their headteachers in July 2024 via the NCA tools website. Parents will be given their child's scaled scores (and sometimes raw scores too) around this period with a note to say whether they achieved the expected standard, exceeded it or fell below it.
SATs results become available in July
The performance of schools will be made public in December 2024 to create the 2024 school league tables.