SATs don't have to be trying. With the right preparation, your child will understand what is expected of them and what they have to do. Get a head start with these free SATs papers available to you now.
Which free SATs papers are available to me for KS1?
Why aren't there more KS1 papers available?
New KS1 papers aren't developed every year. New papers were written in 2007 and 2009, but they are still used for testing children in UK schools so they are not available to parents on any site. That's why we have commissioned some KS1 SATs practice papers, written by a primary school teacher and exclusive to TheSchoolRun subscribers, which you can use to help your child prepare for the tests. We also offer a KS1 SATs Learning Journey, a collection of fun revision worksheets and activities for maths and English.
For an overview of KS1 SATs read our parents' guide, Your KS1 SATs questions answered.
Which free SATS papers are available to me for KS2?
Free KS2 maths past papers
Free KS2 English past papers
We also offer a KS2 SATs Learning Journey, a collection of 80 worksheets and activities to help your child practise and revise in preparation for the Y6 tests.
What help and advice does TheSchoolRun have about SATs?
Getting through SATs isn't just about practising past papers, it's about supporting and encouraging your child in the run up to SATs and then coping with the cool down period after.
So, we have articles with all the information about SATs you’ll need, from memory skills and revision to problem solving and how to use an English SATs past paper or a KS2 maths SATs practice paper; just check out our bank of great SATs articles.
We also keep parents up to date with the changes in SATs testing (particularly at KS2); get a snapshot of how the 2015 KS2 SATs will work, including the new KS2 Grammar, punctuation and spelling test, with our update. Practice materials to help your child prepare for the new 'SPAG' test are available exclusively to TheSchoolRun subscribers.
KS2 SATs will change radically in 2016: read up about the new papers if your child will be sitting the test at the end of Y6 in May 2016.
Don't forget, there are hundreds more free educational downloads, worksheets and ‘printables’ available to you on the site to help you support your child's learning at primary school and revise for SATs. And in our subscribers' area, you’ll find extra resources to help with exam preparation.
Optional SATs in Y3, Y4 and Y5
Some children sit "optional" SATs at the end of Y3, Y4 and Y5 to help their teacher assess their progress in the school year. For more information about optional SATs, and to download past papers for optional English SATs and optional maths SATs, read our parents' guide, Optional SATs explained.
Level 6 SATs in KS2
Children who are excelling in maths and/or English in Y6 may sit an alternative KS2 SATs test, the Level 6 paper (standard Y6 SATs are levels 3-5). Find more information about L6 SATs and to download free L6 past papers read our article, What are Level 6 SATs?.