National screening & SATs information for 2023-2024

SATs stands for “standardised assessment tests”. They are national tests that children in state schools across the country sit at the same time.  This year, for the first time, KS1 assessments are not statutory and will be used to support the measurement of achievement and help identify gaps in learning that can be addressed as children transition into KS2. The assessments are in: Reading, Writing, Grammar, punctuation and spelling and Mathematics.

At KS2 pupils will take six papers, one grammar and punctuation paper, one spelling paper, one reading paper, and three mathematics papers.

Dates for Y6 SATs are: Monday 13th May - Thursday 16th May inclusive

The Phonics screening takes place during the week after our half-term break  from 10th June.  Each of the children in Y1 and any children in Y2 who did not secure the pass mark will complete the assessment with their teacher.

The Phonics Screening Check is designed to show how well your child can use the phonics skills they’ve learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify those children who need extra phonics help. The Department for Education defines the checks as “short, light-touch assessments” that take about four to nine minutes to complete. 

The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) will take place for Years 4 children in June from 2022.  Children will complete the MTC using  a computer or tablet device and will respond to questions posed on screen. Children will have 6 seconds to answer each question with the test lasting approx 5 mins.