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Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs)

Pupils take national tests in May when they reach the end of Key Stage 2. These test skills in:
• English reading
• English grammar, punctuation and spelling
• Mathematics

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Your child’s individual results, for both tests and teacher assessment judgements, will not be published by either the School or the Department for Education (DfE).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.

The School will report your child’s 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.

There is a helpful guide for parents, guardians and carers here: 


National Curriculum Objectives

The National Curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject. This is a statutory document that all schools must follow. Schools have the autonomy to decide on how this content is delivered and what approach we would take to ensure that our curriculum is bespoke to the needs of our children and community.

National Curriculum Objectives Years 3 to 6:




Key Stage 2 SATs Dates for 2023 

Future dates for KS2 SATs assessments are detailed below: 

Tuesday 9th May: English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) Papers 1 (questions) and 2 (spelling)

Wednesday 10th May: English Reading Paper

Thursday 11th May: Mathematics Papers 1 (arithmetic) and 2 (reasoning)

Friday 12th May: Mathematics Paper 3 (reasoning)