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Year 6 SATs

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 had a complete overhaul in 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.

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 2024
Changes to KS2 SATs in 2024: what parents need to know
If your child is in Y6 in 2024, read on for the most up-to-date SATs information for parents.
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.


Key Stage 2 - 2018 English SATs Papers
Key Stage 2 - 2018 English SATs Papers
Help your child prepare for the Year 6 English SATs, taken at the end of Key Stage 2, with some revision and at-home practice. These complete 2018 Y6 SATs past papers are the official past papers from the Department for Education, used in schools.
Key Stage 2 - 2017 Maths SATs Papers
Key Stage 2 - 2017 Maths SATs Papers
A complete set of official 2017 KS2 SATs maths papers. The past papers, answers and marking scheme can be downloaded for free from TheSchoolRun to offer at-home practice for the Y6 tests.
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.

For some challenging English, grammar and maths activities look through our Y6 SATs Challenge Learning Journey, 50 worksheets to stretch kids in numeracy and literacy.

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: 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.

Since 2016 children have taken new-style KS2 SATs tests. The official KS2 English 2016, KS2 maths 2016, KS2 English 2017KS2 maths 2017, KS2 English 2018 and KS2 maths 2018, KS2 maths 2019, KS2 English 2019, and KS2 maths 2022 and KS2 English 2022 past papers are free to download.

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 enrichment worksheets and activities

Looking for a different, less rote-learning way to boost your child's confidence in the run-up to SATs? Our no-grammar, no-maths-operations Y6 SATs enrichment learning pack is exclusive to TheSchoolRun subscribers and filled with activities to get your child thinking, planning, discussing and debating.