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Gonerby Hill Foot

Church of England Primary School


SATs 2018 Information

There were lots of changes with statutory assessment for Y2 and Y6 in 2016, so we put together this page to try to help parents and carers know what to expect and to keep them up to date with what's happening.

The Department for Education has confirmed that the 2016 interim arrangements for SATs will stay in place for SATs in 2018.

Here is our SATs briefing presentation which provides a complete overview of the statutory assessments and how they are delivered at GHF school.













Key Stage 1 - Year 2

Y2 tests take place during May 2018. Please note, Y2 pupils will definitely take the reading and maths tests.  Some pupils may take the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar tests which are optional.  Teacher assessments for reading, maths and writing are made and submitted in June.

Key stage 2 - Year 6

In all schools nationally, Y6 tests follow a strict timetable as below:

Date Activity
Monday 14 May 2018 English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 15 May 2018 English reading
Wednesday 16 May 2018          Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 17 May 2018 Mathematics paper 3

Teacher assessments are also made for Y6 and assessments in terms of writing are made and submitted to the DfE in June.


The Department for Education produced some videos with information for parents - see below. Please note that although the title says 2017 tests, apart from the actual test dates, the information about the test is the same.







Here are two other videos to explain the tests and how parents can support their child.







The Department for Education published a leaflet to explain to parents of pupils in Y2/end of KS1 the outcomes from the tests - follow this link. They also published a leaflet to explain to parents of pupils in Y6/end of KS2 the outcomes from the tests - follow this link.

You can see our KS2 outcomes for 2017 by following this link.

Below are Achieve SATs parent guides produced by Rising Stars.

Further useful info can be found on the following links:

Please note GHF school is not responsible for the information posted on external websites.