QuickRead: Key Stage 2 SATs in 2024

Get an overview of KS2 SATs for 2024. Download and share this QuickRead with colleagues as a ready-made resource to help keep them up to speed.

Last reviewed on 1 November 2023See updates
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Key Stage (KS) 2 SATs are scheduled for 13 to 16 May 2024

These will consist of:

  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
    • Paper 1 - questions
    • Paper 2 - spelling
  • English reading
  • Mathematics arithmetic and reasoning
    • Paper 1 - arithmetic
    • Paper 2 - reasoning 1
    • Paper 3 - reasoning 2

Teacher assessment will be used for English writing and science.

There will be no science sampling.

KS2 assessment data will be published

School-level data from the end of KS2 National Curriculum assessments for 2023/24 will be published in performance tables.

Share practice test materials to help teachers prepare

These resources include test papers from previous years, mark schemes and commentary for the tests. Look at them alongside these test frameworks to find out:

  • What each test will assess
  • How each element of the subject will be assessed
  • The structure of the tests
  • The standard a pupil is expected to achieve on the test in each subject


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