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Preparing for KS1 SATs or KS2 SATs? You’ll find advice from parents, teachers and examiners as well as free SATs past papers to download in our SATs area. From preparation plans to revision planners, everything you need to help your child achieve their full potential in the Year 2 and Year 6 tests, as well as the optional SATs tests for Years 3, 4 and 5 and the Level 6 SATs tests for Year 6, is covered in this section.

You can also download past SATs papers and exclusive SATS practice papers to familiarise your child with the format and find mock Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (SPAG) tests too. You can also check out our KS1 SATs revision programme and KS2 SATs revision programme.


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Your free SATs downloads KS1 and KS2
Get your free SATs past papers, downloads and advice and information to help support your KS1 and KS2 child in the Y2 and Y6 tests here.
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KS2 SATs in 2015: what parents need to know
KS2 SATs have changed completely over the last few years. We explain what is happening this year and what the new plans are for the Y6 assessments, including the new KS2 Grammar, punctuation and spelling test, following Lord Bew's review.
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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 English SATs practice paper set A
Key Stage 1 SATs English practice papers A
Help your child get used to the KS1 SATs format with our English practice papers, exclusive to theSchoolRun and written by a primary school teacher. Each practice paper includes reading comprehension papers (information text and story text), a writing assessment and a spelling test, as well as answers.
Key Stage 2 - 2014 English SATs papers
Key Stage 2 - 2014 English SATs Papers
Help your child prepare for the English KS2 SATs, taken at the end of Year 6, with some revision and at-home practice. These complete Y6 SATs past papers from 2014 include the KS2 Grammar, punctuation and spelling test.
KS2 Maths SATs 2014 past papers
Key Stage 2 - 2014 Maths SATs Papers
A complete set of official KS2 SATs maths papers (levels 3-5) from 2014. Download the papers and the answers and marking scheme for free from TheSchoolRun to help your child in prepare for the Y6 tests with some at-home practice.
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Key Stage 1 SATs revision course and Key Stage 2 SATs revision course

Be sure your child has covered all the learning objectives they are required to have mastered by the time they sit their Key Stage 1 or 2 SATs test (in the Summer term of Year 2 and Year 6 respectively). Work through the course of worksheets that cover all the core topics that could come up in the test to improve your child's chances of success and boost their confidence before SATs.

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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.

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SATs: Practice Makes Perfect

Our hugely popular SATs eBook is back in its fourth 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.

Your guide to KS2 SATs success

Your guide to KS2 SATs success

SATs tests in Year 6 can be a daunting prospect for teachers, parents and children. Give your child a head start with SATs preparation and boost their confidence about the exams with our guide, packed with tips, tricks and practical suggestions.