Standard Assessment Tests (SATs)
SATs papers are statutory examinations undertaken by primary school children to test their knowledge of the National Curriculum and to monitor each child’s progress and the school’s overall performance. Key Stage 2 SATs tests are undertaken at the end of year 6, usually in May of each year. The tests, which are marked externally, include:
- English reading
- SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
- Science (Some schools are periodically asked to undertake a Science SATs assessment)
Writing is assessed by a teacher, taking into account a child’s work over the course of year 6. This can be moderated by a Local Authority to ensure the school assessments are accurate and rigorous. As well as monitoring how well a school is delivering its curriculum. The SATs tests provide useful information to secondary schools regarding each child’s attainment.
The schools data link below makes a direct comparison between the attainment of Flax Hill children and all children Nationally. Some children will be considered to have exceeded the Expected Standard for their year group and will be considered to be working at Greater Depth.
At Flax Hill, we only ask that the children try their best during SATs. We firmly believe it is important for children to understand that SATs tests do not define a child. We are committed to ensuring our Curriculum is as rich and diverse as possible which allows each child to flourish, grow and develop a love of learning. Ultimately, we aim to mold our children into rounded, well balanced individuals who are kind and can play a positive role in society.
We do provide additional information regarding SATs throughout the school year. However, should you have any questions about Key Stage 2 SAT’s please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher who can provide further support and guidance.