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SATs 2023: Everything You Need To Know

SATs 2023 are on the horizon and Third Space Learning is here to support you as you prepare your students ahead of the tests. This blog post will be regularly updated with new information about SATs 2023 as it becomes available.

When are SATs 2023?

KS2 SATs Dates:

The KS2 SATs which include:

  • Monday 8 May 2023: Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar – Paper 1
  • Monday 8 May 2023: Spelling Punctuation & Grammar – Paper 2
  • Tuesday 9 May 2023: English Reading
  • Wednesday 10 May 2023:Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
  • Wednesday 10 May 2023: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
  • Thursday 11 May 2023: Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)

KS2 SATs (those sat by Year 6 students) will be administered during the week of 8th-11th May 2023.

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

When are the KS1 SATs 2023 and what do you need to know?

KS1 SATs will take place in May 2023. The exact dates of the KS1 SATs tests vary 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.

See also: What are SATs

SATs 2023 KS1 schedule

KS1 SATs Dates 2023 – Testing Period

The KS1 SATs testing includes:

  • May 2023: KS1 English Reading Test Paper 1
  • May 2023: KS1 English Reading Test Paper 2
  • May 2023: KS1 English SPaG Test – Grammar/Punctuation
  • May 2023: KS1 English SPaG Test- Spelling
  • May 2023: KS1 Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
  • May 2023: KS1 Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)

From September 2023, 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.

When are the KS2 SATs 2023 and what do you need to know?

The dates for the KS2 SATs normally run over a one week period. In 2023 the KS2 SATs will take place between Monday 8th May 2023 – Thursday 11th May 2023. 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 2023 schedule

KS2 SATs 2023 Dates – SATs Week 2023

  • Monday 8 May 2023: Spelling, punctuation and grammar (Grammar/Punctuation Test) – 45 minutes
  • Monday 8 May 2023: Spelling, punctuation and grammar (Spelling Test) – 20 minutes
  • Tuesday 9 May 2023: Reading Test – 60 minutes
  • Wednesday 10 May 2023: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) – 30 minutes
  • Wednesday 10 May 2023: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes
  • Thursday 11 May 2023: Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes

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Vanessa Sipple-Asher
Vanessa Sipple-Asher
Third Space Learning
Content Team
Vanessa edits a lot of the content that you see on the Third Space Learning blog and once in a while, she gets the chance to write articles about maths education and how Third Space Learning can help students and teachers.
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