Primary School Key Stage 2 Tests (KS2): SATs, Academic Year 2023 - 2024

The statutory key stage 2 tests, also known as the SATs are an important primary school milestone. In the 2023 - 2024 academic year, these test are to be sat between Monday 13th - Thursday 16th May 2024.

KS2 SATs Tests

What are the Key Stage 2 Tests (SATs)? 

The statutory key stage 2 tests, also known as the SATs are an important assessment in the academic life of every primary school. The KS2 tests help to assess how well students are performing and the reading and numeracy abilities of children before they enter secondary school (KS3). 

Key stage 2 tests, known as SATs include 6 test papers. Three of these are English-based subjects:

The other three are Maths-based tests. Because ReadingWise can only help schools and teachers with reading, literacy, and writing, we will only go over what teachers need to know for the English tests. 

When it comes to accessing the tests before they’re meant to be sat, the DfE provides the following guidelines: 

For more information: National curriculum assessments: key stage 2 tests

When are the Key Stage 2 Tests in 2023-24?

In the 2023 - 2024 academic year, the Key Stage 2 tests are to be sat on the following dates: 

Monday 13 May 2024:

English grammar, punctuation, and spelling papers 1 and 2

Tuesday 14 May 2024: 

English reading

Wednesday 15 May 2024: 

Mathematics papers 1 and 2

Thursday 16 May 2024: 

Mathematics paper 3

Children preparing for the SATs using ReadingWise

ReadingWise and Primary School (KS1 - KS2) Assessments 2023 - 2024: Our Resources

In 2018 as part of a government-funded study, the impact of ReadingWise Zip was explored in 17 schools across year 1. The impact was promising as the reading gap between chronological age and reading age closed in a short space of time. 

ReadingWise Zip is extremely easy to deliver and in effect 'fills in the gaps' in learners' phonics knowledge as the programme understands each child's strengths and weaknesses and therefore focuses on the areas that need more work. ReadingWise Zip is not a full phonics programme but a supplementary resource that can support and reinforce your phonics programme.

To trial ReadingWise Zip please arrange a demo through the link below and we look forward to discussing your needs.

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