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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Year 6 SATs Information

When Are The KS2 SATs 2020 Dates (Year 6)?

Ordinarily, the dates for the KS2 SATs run over one week per school year. In 2020 that week is between Monday 11th May 2020 – Thursday 14th May 2020. 

KS2 SATs 2020  Dates – Testing Period

Monday May 11th 2020: Spelling, punctuation and grammar Test – Grammar/Punctuation – 45 minutes

Monday May 11th 2020: Spelling, punctuation and grammar Test – Spelling- 20 minutes

Tuesday May 12th 2020: Reading Test – 60 minutes

Wednesday May 13th 2020: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) – 30 minutes

Wednesday May 13th 2020: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes

Thursday May 14th 2020: Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes


When will the SATs results be released?

For Key Stage 2 children, SATs results day is normally held around the second week of July. 


By this date papers will have been marked by the external examiners, the raw marks converted into a scaled score and made available to parents. You will be told whether or not your child is meeting the expected standard along with both versions of their score. As well as this, your child’s school will share how their results compare to the national average.


For Key Stage 1 children, SATs results day varies from school to school. You will be told the results of your child’s tests in English, maths and science, and the school should show you how your child’s results compare to those of other children in the school and nationally.


Here’s how to interpret what the SATs scores mean when they come and and here’s a parents explanation of the SATs results 2019.


How can I help my child prepare for the SATs 2020 ?

There are a number of things you can do to help your child prepare for the SATs over the course of the next school year. Here are some ideas:


Work with your child and introduce some learning at home

A great way to help cement the knowledge that your child will be gaining in school is to bring some learning into your home. In the maths SATs for example, the four operations (addition, multiplication, subtraction and division) are all bound to come up in some way, shape or form, and this means that you can revise them with your child well ahead of time.

Here are more ideas on how to bring maths into your home.


Place a focus on their mental health during SATs and give them time to relax

In the run up to SATs, things can seem quite hectic to a young mind. They know there are exams coming up, and although we all understand that they are not the be all and end all, to a Year 6 student they can definitely seem that way.

One of the best things you can do as a parent to help your child prepare for SATs is to give them a time and a space to simply relax after a long day of learning or revising.

That certainly doesn’t mean that you should ignore revision/work at home altogether, rather to not worry as much when dishing out iPad or TV time.

How to support your child’s wellbeing during SATs