Key Stage 1 SATs

KS1 SATs practice

The KS1 SATs, which take place at the end of Year 2, help teachers check and confirm what children have learnt in English and maths in Y1 and Y2.

Our worksheets cover all the core topics that your child will be tested on, such as number problems, place value, number bonds, polygons and pictograms in maths and writing composition, high frequency words, distinguishing between homophones and legible handwriting in English.

KS1 SATs will be fully revised and updated for the May 2016, in line with the changes in the national curriculum. You can access our KS1 SATs Learning Journey, with 48 subscriber worksheets and activities to help your child revise all the Y2 objectives for English and maths the fun way, or download KS1 SATs past papers and KS1 SATs ‘mock’ papers. Please note that all official KS1 SATs past papers are "old-style", as administered to children before the changes to the curriculum.


Boy revising for KS1 SATs
Your KS1 SATs questions answered
The first time you hear the word SATs mentioned will likely be when your child enters year 2, which is the end of Key Stage 1. We answer the questions whirling around in parents’ heads about what KS1 SATs are, when they’ll be administered and how you can help your child succeed.
KS1 SATs in 2016
Changes to KS1 SATs in 2016: what parents need to know
Children starting Year 2 in September 2015 and beyond will need to be prepared for the new style KS1 SATs in 2016. Here's what you need to know about what the tests involve.
Child reading
KS1 English SATs: what is tested in the Y2 assessments
Writing composition, high frequency words, distinguishing between homophones, legible handwriting and more – KS1 English SATs learning objectives explained for parents, plus how to support your child’s literacy learning at home.


Key Stage 1 - 2003 English SATs Papers
Key Stage 1 - 2003 English SATs Papers
Download and print this complete set of English SATs papers from 2003 to assist your child in preparing for the tests.
Key Stage 1 - 2004 Maths SATs Papers
Key Stage 1 - 2004 Maths SATs Papers
Download and print this complete set of Maths SATs papers from 2004 to assist your child in preparing for the tests.
TheSchoolRun KS1 SATs maths practice test A
KS1 maths SATs practice paper A
A complete KS1 SATs maths practice paper (Test A), written in the style of the 2016 test to offer at-home practice for Year 2 children.
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KS1 SATs pack
Your Guide to KS1 SATs Success

A beginner's guide to Year 2 tests, the KS1 SATs success pack explains everything you need to know about how your child will be tested, teacher assessment, SATs levels, how the results are used and why you don't need to worry! You'll also find 26 activities to help support your child's learning at home with games and fun, so get your SATs preparation started today.


KS1 SATs revision course

In order to cover all the learning objectives that your child is required to have mastered by the time they sit their Key Stage 1 SATs test (in the summer term of Year 2) we've put together a revision course of worksheets that cover all the core topics covered in the tests. Either work through the worksheets in order or pick those worksheets that cover topics where you know your child needs some extra help. There is also a KS1 SATS Learning Journey checklist.

SATs eBook

SATs: Practice Makes Perfect

Our hugely popular SATs eBook is back in its fifth edition. SATs: Practice Makes Perfect has been written especially for all parents whose children are due to sit their SATs. In plain, straightforward language it tells you everything you need to know to help your child prepare for their exams, covering both Key Stage 1 and 2.

The first part, written for parents, contains a complete guide to SATs, answering every question you may have about these important exams. The second part includes study skills worksheets, SATs worksheets, practice questions and marking guidelines.


KS1 SATs past papers and practice papers

Until 2015, papers produced from 2005 onwards were still used in schools every year to set the tests for students in Year 2, so most official KS1 SATs papers were for teacher-use only (apart from 2003 English and maths and 2004 English and maths papers).

In May 2016 children will take new-style KS1 SATs tests for the first time. As the tests have been completely overhauled, official past papers are not available, though the government has released some 'mock' papers for teacher use, which parents might find useful.

TheSchoolRun subscribers have access to five complete sets of KS1 practice exams for maths and English, written to replicate the format of the new 2016 tests; answers are included so you can work through your child's paper together.

Pre-2016 style practice papers are also available to subscribers: