SATs 2022: When Are The KS1 & KS2 SATs Test Dates And Everything Else You Need To Know

Every year Third Space Learning produces an updated guide to the KS1 and KS2 SATs. This is our guide to SATs 2022 where you can find dates, exam format and also links to the 2022 SATs results.


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What are SATs (in the UK)?

The SATs are a series of standardised assessments for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils, aimed at testing their learning progress. SATs results are also used by government (and many parents) as one indicator of a school’s quality – better results means a better school.

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When are SATs 2022?

KS2 SATs dates

Monday 9 May 2022
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar – Paper 1
Spelling Punctuation & Grammar – Paper 2
Tuesday 10 May 2022
English Reading
Wednesday 11 May 2022
Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
Thursday 12 May 2022
Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)

The KS1 SATs will take place across schools during a flexible 2 week period in May.

When are the KS1 SATs 2022 and what do you need to know?

The dates for the KS1 SATs vary from school to school, with each choosing their own dates within a certain range. The dates selected by schools will vary based on a number of different factors, but we do know that the tests will take place in May.

KS1 SATs Dates 2022 – Testing Period

  • May 2022: KS1 English Reading Test Paper 1
  • May 2022: KS1 English Reading Test Paper 2
  • May 2022: KS1 English SPaG Test – Grammar/Punctuation
  • May 2022: KS1 English SPaG Test- Spelling
  • May 2022: KS1 Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
  • May 2022: KS1 Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)

From September 2023 ie in time for the SATs season in 2024 KS1 SATs will be made non-statutory as per the government announcement in 2017. This means that schools will be able to decide whether or not they administer them, but until this date pupils will continue to sit SATs in Year 2.

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When are the KS2 SATs 2022 and what do you need to know?

The dates for the KS2 SATs normally run over a one week period. In 2022 the KS2 SATs will take place between Monday 9th May 2022 – Thursday 12th May 2022. Over this period pupils will sit 6 different tests, with English normally taking place at the beginning of the week and maths at the end.

KS2 SATs Dates 2022 – SATs Week 2022

  • Monday May 9th 2022: Spelling, punctuation and grammar (Grammar/Punctuation Test) – 45 minutes
  • Monday May 9th 2022: Spelling, punctuation and grammar  (Spelling Test) – 20 minutes
  • Tuesday May 10th 2022: Reading Test – 60 minutes
  • Wednesday May 11th 2022: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) – 30 minutes
  • Wednesday May 11th 2022: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes
  • Thursday May 12th 2022: Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes

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SATs have been running in their current incarnation for 7 years; there were no government standardised assessments in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Get all the analysis and results from previous national assessments below.
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Do you need help preparing for the SATs?

Our Year 6 SATs Programme provides:

✔  A baseline assessment to identify gaps in KS2 knowledge

✔  Weekly 1-to-1 teaching to secure core KS2 concepts

✔  Lesson content to build familiarity with SATs style questions

✔  Regular reporting to support Y6 planning & teaching

✔  Downloadable Y6 specific assessment, resources and CPD

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Here at Third Space Learning we have years of experience in helping schools ensure their pupils are prepared for their SATs with our 1-to-1, KS2 maths tuition. With over 650,000 lessons taught and thousands of pupils receiving a much needed a confidence boost in the run up to SATs, our tutors are experienced in helping push those who need it to the next level.

Book a demo to find out more about how your school can join our 1-to-1 KS2 SATs intervention programme for the 2022 SATs here, or call us on 0203 771 0095 to speak to a member of the team to learn more.

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