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SATs Information 2021

When Are The 2021 KS1 SATs Dates And What Do You Need To Know?

The KS1 tests have been suspended for 2021. Teachers can choose to administer past papers to help inform their teacher assessment judgements, but there is no requirement to do so.

When Are The 2021 KS2 SATs Dates And What Do You Need To Know?

The 2021 KS2 SATs will take place between Monday 10th May and Wednesday 12th May. This year, children in year six will not take a formal Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar paper. 

KS2 SATs Dates 2020 – Testing Period


Date Activity
Monday 10 May 2021 English reading
Tuesday 11 May 2021 Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Wednesday 12 May 2021 Mathematics paper 3

What Will Be In The SATs Papers 2021?

Here is a brief rundown of what you can expect to find in the 2021 SATs papers:

What’s In The KS2 SATs Papers?

The KS2 Reading SATs:

  • This is one paper, with questions that are based on 3 different passages of text. Pupils will have 1 hour to complete the paper.

The KS2 Maths SATs:

  • There will be 3 papers.
  • Paper 1 is an arithmetic paper which will last for 30 minutes.
  • Papers 2 and 3 are reasoning papers which will last for 40 minutes each.

Year 1 Phonics Screening

We will administer the phonics screening check in the week beginning Monday 7 June 2021.