Year 6 SATs


At the end of Year 6 your child is going to be sitting Key Stage 2 SATs.

In KS2 English SATs your child will be assessed on a range of reading skills, such as the ability to interpret information and comment on writers' use of language, and they’ll have to demonstrate accurate punctuation and an extensive vocabulary in a piece of writing.

In KS2 maths SATs they’ll be tested on a range of core skills, including knowing all times tables and using them to divide and multiply, using a protractor to measure angles, calculating the perimeter and area of shapes, solving problems by collecting and using information in tables, graphs and charts and solving problems involving ratio and proportion.

You can support learning at home with our wide range of resources, including past KS2 English SATs papers and KS2 Maths SATs papers, practice papers and our KS2 SATs revision course. You’ll also find mock papers to support the new Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (SPAG) test.

KS2 SATs will be administered in a new format from May 2016, reflecting the new primary national curriculum. Find out what you need to know in our parents' guide to KS2 SATs in 2016.


KS2 SATs in 2018
Changes to KS2 SATs in 2018: what parents need to know
KS2 SATs were overhauled to be in line with the new national curriculum in May 2016. If your child will be sitting Y6 SATs in 2018, read on for the most up-to-date information for parents.
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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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Exam revision planner for SATs and beyond
Get your child off to a confident start with these exam revision tips for SATs and other school exams from top parenting expert Sue Atkins.


Key Stage 2 - 2015 English SATs papers
Key Stage 2 - 2015 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 2015 are the official past papers from the Department for Education, used in schools.
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.
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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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 2 SATs tests (in the summer term of Year 6 respectively). Work through the course of worksheets that cover all the core topics that could come up in the English and maths tests to improve your child's chances of success and boost their confidence before SATs.

SPAG papers

Year 6 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 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.

SATs learning pack

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.

KS2 SATs past papers and practice papers

You'll find lots of KS2 SATs papers and revision planners on TheSchoolRun to help your child prepare for their SATs test at the end of Year 6 including:

TheSchoolRun have commissioned exclusive mock SATs papers, written in the style of the new curriculum tests, for at-home practice. These English and maths practice papers are available exclusively to TheSchoolRun subscribers.