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What are SAT's?

Year 6 SATs 2022

SAT's are Standard Assessment Tests that all children are expected to take at the end of Year 2 and Year 6. 


In the summer term of 2022, children in Year 2 and Year 6 will take their end of Key Stage SATs papers. These tests are in English and Maths and will reflect the current national curriculum.


At the end of Year 6, children will take tests in:



Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Pupils will also receive a teacher assessment for writing and Science.


These assessments are a way of making sure every pupil has mastered the basics when they leave primary education. The results help teachers to identify where children may need extra help or support as they move into Year 7 and begin their secondary education.


Your child’s individual results, for both tests and teacher assessment judgements, will not be published by either the School or the Department for Education (DfE). However, school-level results of pupils’ attainment and progress are published on the DfE’s school performance tables website. In 2022, due to the impact of Covid, school performance tables will not be published. 


Your child’s school receives test results as a scaled score for each subject. A scaled score is created from the number of marks your child scores in a particular test. We use scaled scores to report the results of these tests to ensure we can make accurate comparisons of performance over time.

At Key Stage 2, the range of scaled scores is 80 to 120.

A scaled score:

• Below 100 means that your child may need more support to help them reach the expected standard;
• Of 100 or more means that your child is working at, or above, the expected standard for the Key Stage


These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure your child's progress and the school's performance. Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.