KS1 Year 2 SATs

Key Stage 1 SATS Information for the academic year 2023-2024


Key Stage 1 SATs will become optional from September 2023. Here at St Mary’s children will complete Key Stage 1 SATS and these will be administered  during May 2024.
Children will take SATS in;

  • Reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling, or GPS (optional paper, schools can decide whether to use it)
  • Maths

Additional information regarding SATS will be shared with parents at Family Learning events throughout  the year

The Attainment Statements are:

  • Working below
  • Working towards
  • Working at
  • Working in greater depth

Children are assessed in Reading and Mathematics.


Year 2 Mathematics SATs

The mathematics test comprises of two components, which are presented to pupils as two separate test papers. The first paper is an arithmetic paper, the second paper presents a range of mathematical reasoning and problem-solving questions.


Year 2 English SATs

Reading comprises of 2 papers:

  • Short text and questions.
  • Longer text with separate questions.



The children’s writing is assessed continually throughout the year. Teacher’s judgements are moderated internally, within our school partnership and can be externally moderated by Wandsworth.

To avoid unnecessary stress and pressure to the children, we do not refer to the SATs as tests. Throughout the year the children are familiarised with assessment questions as part of their everyday learning, they are therefore confident undertaking the assessments during the summer term. ​

Additional information for parents will be shared about the SATs at termly Family Learning sessions.