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Primary SATS Resources

Downloadable CGP SATS Resources

Free Progress Charts

Download free progress charts to record your child’s score for each Practice Paper they complete.

KS1 (Maths & English) KS2 (Maths & English) KS2 (English & Science)

Free Topic Checklist

Our excellent free topic checklists for KS1 and KS2 provide a breakdown of the English and Maths skills that will be tested in the SATS. Work through the relevant checklist with your child after they’ve completed a paper to help them to identify skills they feel confident in and areas where they might need a bit more practice.

KS1 English KS1 Maths KS2 English KS2 Maths

Free KS2 SATS sample papers

For even more realistic practice try our free sample papers!

Maths Reading Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

Everything you need to know

The SATS are national tests set by the government used to measure a child’s progress throughout primary school. They’re taken in May at the end of Key Stage 1 (Years 1-2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6).

Key Stage One SATS

Pupils will sit:

  • Two Maths papers: Arithmetic and Reasoning
  • Two English Reading papers

Your child’s school may also sit optional papers: one on Spelling and one containing a mix of Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling.

None of the tests are strictly timed — teachers will make sure all pupils have an appropriate amount of time to complete each test.

Papers are marked by a teacher within the school and given a score out of 115. A score of 100 or more means your child is working at the ‘expected standard’ — the level the government expects pupils to reach by the end of KS1.

The scores are also used to measure the performance of the school, and to give teachers insight into how pupils are progressing.

Key Stage Two SATS

Pupils will sit:

  • Three Maths papers: one on Arithmetic and two on Reasoning
  • Three English papers: one on Reading, one on Spelling and one on Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling questions.

Selected schools may also be asked to take a national test in Science.

Completed papers are sent away to be marked externally and are given a score out of 120. A score of 100 or more means your child is working at the ‘expected standard’ — the level the government expects pupils to reach by the end of KS2.

The scores are also used to measure the performance of the school, pupils’ progress and to help put pupils into ability groups in Year 7.


Amazing CGP Products for Perfect SATS Practice

Practice Papers

Our Practice Papers are packed with realistic test-style questions — they’re the perfect way to practise! Each paper comes with pupil-friendly answers, ideal for getting your child involved in marking their own work!

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SAT Busters

If your child is looking to improve in certain areas, try our excellent SAT Buster skills workbooks — they’re perfect for practising specific topics. Alternatively, our SAT Buster 10‑Minute Tests range is spot-on to help build pupils’ speed at answering SATS-style questions!

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