Year 6 Statutory Assessment Tests


SATs week:

Week beginning: 

Monday 13th May 2024


What is assessed?



The reading test is a single paper with questions based on three passages of texts. Your child will have one hour, including reading time, to complete the test.

SPaG Test

The grammar, punctuation and spelling test consists of two parts: a grammar and punctuation paper requiring short answers, lasting 45 minutes; and an aural spelling test of 20 words, lasting around 15 minutes.


Teacher assessed using a range of writing throughout the year.



The children will sit three papers in maths:

Paper 1: Arithmetic, 30 minutes

Papers 2 and 3: Reasoning, 40 minutes per paper

Paper 1 will consist of fixed response questions, where children have to give correct answer to calculations. Papers 2 and 3 will involve a number of question types, including: multiple choice; true or false; and reasoning and explaining.



You will be given your child’s raw score (the actual number of marks they get), alongside their scaled score and whether they have reached the expected standard set by the Department for Education.

The expected standard for each test, is a scaled score of 100 or more.


Please see below for a Parents' Leaflet published by the Department for Education. 







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