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?
The 2016 and 2017 KS1 SATs papers are available for free download from TheSchoolRun: KS1 English SATs 2016 and KS1 Maths SATs 2016; KS1 English SATs 2017 and KS1 Maths SATs 2017. These papers mirror the new curriculum and this is the format KS1 SATs have followed since 2016.
TheSchoolRun has also produced five new-style KS1 SATs practice papers for subscribers.
Why aren't there more KS1 papers available?
The new KS1 SATs were introduced in 2016, so there aren't many past papers available yet!
Before 2016, new KS1 papers weren't developed every year. New papers were written in 2007 and 2009, but they were still used for testing children in UK schools until May 2015 so they are not available online.
If you're looking for more SATs resources for your Year 2 child, TheSchoolRun has commissioned 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.
Details of the new-style KS1 SATs assessment are available in our article KS1 SATs: what parents need to know.
On 30 March 2017 the Department for Education launched a consultation to propose making Key Stage 1 assessments non-statutory (so schools could choose whether to adminster them or not). The Y2 SATs would be replaced by a new baseline assessment for Reception pupils; KS2 SATs would not be affected. The consultation does not affect 2017 KS1 SATs, which went ahead as planned; we don't yet know if they will affect 2018 KS1 SATs.
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 2018 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.
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.