SATs have been cancelled this year following the decision to partially close schools in January 2021.
The secretary of State for education, Mr. Gavin Williamson said in the House of Commons that the government recognised the primary tests “will be an additional burden on schools and it’s important we are very much focused on welcoming children back to the classroom at the earliest opportunity”.
In more normal times, Year 6 pupils sit a series of timed tests in May. The tests cover Reading, Maths, Spelling and Grammar. In writing and science your child's teacher assesses them throughout the year and reaches a Teacher Assessment.
The outcomes of these tests and Teacher Assessments are shared with their receiving secondary school.
Find out more detail in the leaflet below.
Guidance for families