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Key stage 1 and 2 national curriculum tests: information for parents

Information leaflet and videos for parents about end of key stage assessments (often referred to as SATs) for 7 and 11 year olds.



This guidance is scheduled to be updated in April 2022 for the 2021/22 academic year.

This information is for parents with a child at primary school, in year 2 or 6.

Information for parents videos

You can view the information for parents videos below. They provide details about the tests that pupils take at key stages 1 and 2.

Key stage 1


Key stage 2


Published 27 March 2018
Last updated 19 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated to remove cancellation of 2021 assessment information.

  2. Updated for the 2018/19 test cycle.

  3. First published.