SATs 2023: When Are The SATs Dates And What Do 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 2023 where you can find dates, exam format and also links to the 2023 SATs results.

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When are SATs 2023?

KS2 SATs dates

The KS2 SATs include:

  • Tuesday 9 May 2023: Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar – Paper 1
  • Tuesday 9 May 2023: Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar – Paper 2
  • Wednesday 10 May 2023: English Reading
  • Thursday 11 May 2023: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
  • Thursday 11 May 2023: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
  • Friday 12 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 these will vary dependent on schools.

See also: What are SATs?

SATs 2023 KS1 schedule

KS1 SATs dates 2023: testing period

The KS1 SATs testing period 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)

KS2 SATs 2023 dates: SATs week 2023

  • Tuesday 9 May 2023:  Spelling, punctuation and grammar (Grammar/Punctuation Test) – 45 minutes
  • Tuesday 9 May 2023:  Spelling, punctuation and grammar (Spelling Test) – 20 minutes
  • Wednesday 10 May 2023: Reading Test – 60 minutes
  • Thursday 11 May 2023: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) – 30 minutes
  • Thursday 11 May 2023: Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes
  • Friday 12 May 2023: Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning) – 40 minutes
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