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SATs and the Phonics Screening Check

End of Key Stage 2 assessment SATs (Year 6)

If you have a child in Year 6, at the end of key stage 2, they will take national curriculum tests in English reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics. The tests help measure the progress pupils have made and identify if they need additional support in a certain area. The tests are also used to assess schools’ performance and to produce national performance data. The Key Stage 2 tests will be taken on set dates.


English grammar, punctuation and spelling Monday 13th May 2024
English reading Tuesday 14th May 2024

Maths Paper 1 Arithmetic

Maths Paper 2 Reasoning

Wednesday 15th May 2024
Maths Paper 3 Reasoning Thursday 16th May 2024

At the end of the summer term you should receive test results for:

  • • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • • English reading
  • • Mathematics

Teacher assessment

As there is no test for English writing, this will be reported as a teacher assessment judgement. This is a judgement teachers will make, based on your child’s work at the end of Key Stage 2. You will also receive teacher assessment judgements for English reading, mathematics and science.

Multiplication Times Table Check - 3rd June to 14th June 2024

The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for all year 4 pupils registered at state-funded maintained schools, special schools or academies (including free schools) in England.

The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

Phonics Screening Check (Year 1) - Week Beginning 10th June 2024

The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability.

The DfE have produced an information leaflet for parents. (Link here)

You can read how we teach phonics at St Peter's and also attend our parent workshops.