SATS Papers Guide is a free authoritative and Independent guide for parents and teachers

  • Free SATS paper download. No registration needed. Free SATS paper preparation guides to suit individual circumstances. Advice on the best resources to use to prepare for SATS tests.
  • Coverage of KS1 SATS Papers and KS2 SATS Papers.
SATS Exam preparation

Free KS1 SATS papers

The latest papers free to download with guidance.

SATS reading

Free KS2 SATS papers

New format KS2 SATS papers free to download.


No registration needed.


Also free guidance on which papers to use and how to prepare.

SATS test papers

Free SATS Preparation Guides

Whatever you are hoping to do these free preparation guides will help you to organise a proper plan.


These preparation guides cover both KS1 and KS2 SATS papers.

When are the SATS tests?

When are the SATS tests?

Find out all the timing information for this year’s tests for KS1 and KS2.


Which SATS papers are on which day and when will results be issued.

SATS forum

Approved SATS Papers resources and books

Don’t get confused by the mass of titles available.


We show you which are the best resources to use, whatever your situation.

sats preparation guides


All your questions about SATS Papers and the test answered.


This forum collates all the questions we have been asked – the definitive Frequently Asked Questions list for SATS.

SATS Exam test areas

Read To Succeed

Regular reading help with parents makes a huge difference.


Suggested book lists, guidance on paired reading, how to manage reading development.

SATS Exam Subjects and topics

Free KS2 Maths SATS Papers

Our focus on KS2 SATS Maths papers.


Find out what’s included and how to prepare to do well.

Free KS2 English SATS Papers

Our focus on KS2 English SATS papers.


Find out how to focus your preparation to produce the best results.

How are SATS results used?

Find out how SATS results are used and why it’s important for children do as well as they can.

KS2 year six sats papers

Top Ten SATS Tips

Our top tips to ensure you help your child prepare for SATS papers in the best way and help them to show how well they can do.

SATS Papers help for teachers

Help for teachers including suggestions on how you could do things differently.


Fresh suggestions from teachers around the country.

Multiplication Tables Check

Multiplication Tables Check

Find out all about the multiplication tables test and what you can do to help your child or what you can do as a teacher to help your class.

Free Multiplication Tables Check Test Example

Free Multiplication Tables Check Test Example

We have sourced this free software for you to see what the multiplication tables check will be like. You can practise on it for free and it will show you if you need to improve.

Maths KS2 Syllabus Explanations

Maths KS2 Syllabus Explanations

If you ever need help remembering any aspect of the KS2 syllabus then this is the place to refresh your memory. We have included links to explanations for all the key topics.

English KS2 Syllabus Explanations

English KS2 Syllabus Explanations

Like our popular Maths syllabus explanations. This includes links to all the key topics of the KS2 English syllabus.


What are Sats tests ?

Sats tests are taken by primary school children in at the end of KS1 ( year 2) and at the end of KS2 (year 6). The tests cover Maths and English and some schools also do a voluntary Science test. The sats tests focus on the current curriculum and children will not face questions which go beyond this. The tests show both how well schools have performed and how well individual children have learnt.

What are Sats tests used for ?

The results of the sats tests are used to help assess how well individual schools are performing and they also show how well individual children have performed while at primary school. For schools the sats test results are amalgamated into school performance tables and many secondary schools use a child’s performance in KS2 sats to help them to decide on their initial decisions on which ability sets
to put.

What are the dates for the Sats test ?

Ks2 Sats tests occur usually in the middle of May and last a whole week. Schools will communicate the dates to parents and will let them know what to expect. Children will also know what to expect and many will have been focussing on the tests for a while before the exam to ensure they are well prepared.

What is tested in Sats tests ?

Sats tests cover the current curriculum in Maths and English and occasionally science. Children sit a number of papers in each discipline and at KS2 level the tests will last a full week. The tests are set by the department of education and not by individual schools and they are marked externally.

What is the Multiplication Tables Check ?

The multiplication tables check is a test taken at the end of year four in primary schools and is designed to ensure the key building block of times tables has been properly acquired by children. The test is a computer based test. Children will get 25 questions to answer on their times tables and the questions will focus on the most difficult combinations. Children will be given six seconds
to answer each question and then there will be a three second delay before the next question appears. Many children who have focussed on their times tables will expect to get full marks. Many schools will conduct remedial work with children who have performed badly in the multiplication tables check.

SATS Papers Guide has been developed for both parents and teachers to help children do as well as they can do in their SATS tests. We provide free online access without registration to all the useful KS1 and KS2 SATS papers that have been issued in a format which is both easy to use and clearer than any other provider.