SATs Year 6

Boy taking SATs

Key Stage 2 SATs take place in the summer term of Year 6. Your child will spend a large proportion of the year preparing for these tests in school and will benefit from any extra support you can offer at home.

In this section of the site, as well as Key Stage 2 SATS past papers you'll find lots of advice on what topics are covered in the KS2 SATs, helping your child revise, revision plans, tips to keep your child calm and supporting your child after SATs. 

KS2 SATs have undergone a complete overhaul for the May 2016 tests, and now mirror the new primary national curriculum. For more information about the format and schedule of the tests read our parents' guide to KS2 SATs in 2016.

You can also check out our unique KS2 SATs revision programme.


KS2 SATs English helper
SATs revision: your KS2 SATs English helper
Boost your child's confidence before the Y6 English assessments with these handy tips and literacy activities that you and your child can work on together.
KS2 SATs in 2016
Changes to KS2 SATs in 2016: what parents need to know
With a huge overhaul planned to coincide with the introduction of the new national curriculum, how are SATs changing from summer 2016? Read on for the most up-to-date information.
KS2 SATs maths helper
SATs revision: your KS2 SATs maths helper
Some of the maths topics your child needs to know by the time they sit their SATs at the end of KS2 can appear daunting, but we suggest simple and effective ways to practise and revise at home.


KS2 Maths SATs 2015 past papers
Key Stage 2 - 2015 Maths SATs Papers
A complete set of official KS2 SATs maths papers (levels 3-5) from 2015. The past papers and answers and marking scheme can be downloaded for free from TheSchoolRun to offer at-home practice for the Y6 tests.
Key Stage 2 - 2015 LEVEL 6 English SATs Papers
Key Stage 2 - 2015 LEVEL 6 English SATs Papers
Official 2015 English KS2 SATs papers (Level 6), free to download for at-home revision and practice. The Level 6 KS2 SATs were taken by very able children at the end of Year 6 until 2015 but will no longer be used in the future.
TheSchoolRun KS2 SATs English practice test A
KS2 English SATs practice test A
Help your child get used to the new KS2 SATs format with our English practice papers, exclusive to TheSchoolRun subscribers. Each practice paper includes reading comprehension papers, a spelling test and a grammar test, as well as answers.
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KS2 SATs Learning JOurney

KS2 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 2 SATs test (in the Summer term of Year 6), we've put together a revision course that covers all the core topics that your child could be tested on. Either work through the worksheets in order or pick those worksheets that cover topics where you know your child needs some extra help. There's also a Key Stage 2 SATs Learning Journey Checklist.

Spotlight on SATs

Your guide to KS2 SATs

SATs tests 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. In your guide you'll find:

  • A complete guide to what parents need to know about the tests: what they involve, how teacher assessments are used and what the results you'll receive mean
  • How to plan a SATs revision schedule
  • Revision tips and tricks
  • SATs study skills: practical techniques to teach your child to help them remember key facts and information

SATs eBook

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.

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.

SPAG papers

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (SPAG) test

Adverbs, clauses, correct punctuation and sentence analysis are all part of the new KS2 SATs Grammar, punctuation and spelling test that all Year 6 children now sit. Help your child revise in preparation for the May assessments with our practice papers, written in the style of the 'SPAG' test.

SATs papers

KS2 SATs past papers

Free KS2 SATs English, maths and science papers from 2003 to 2014 are available to download now, but please bear in mind that these papers reflect the 'old-style' SATs test administered before 2016, though they can still be used to help your child familiarise themselves with exam technique.

From 2016 children will take new-style KS2 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' KS2 SATs papers for teacher use.

TheSchoolRun have produced five mock papers for KS2 maths SATs and KS2 English SATs, available exclusively to subscribers for at-home practice.



Year 6 SATs