Key Stage 1 SATS results published

02-Oct-2016

After the first year of the new "harder" Key Stage 1 SATs, designed to assess the attainment of Year 2 pupils, following the introduction of a more rigorous Primary Curriculum in 2014, the result are now published.

  • WRITING TEST - Over a third of pupils failed to reach the new and tougher standards in writing. (This compares to 12% in last year’s "easier" SATs.)
  • READING TEST – Over a quarter of Year 2 pupils failed to reach the new and tougher standards in reading. (This compares to 10% last year.)
  • MATHS TEST – About a quarter of Year 2 pupils failed to reach the new and tougher standards in maths. (This compares to 7% last year.)
  • SPELLING, PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR (SPAG TEST) – This year’s SPAG test was cancelled after an accidental publication of the paper.

The Key Stage One results also confirm that girls continue to outperform boys in all areas.

The results of Phonics Tests, which are taken by five and six-year-olds, indicate that 81% of pupils reached the expected standard, by the end of Year 1.

The results of Key Stage 2 tests, which were published a few weeks ago, reveal that 53% of pupils reached the expected standards across reading, writing and maths.

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At its heart, we know that education is a simple thing. Whoever we are, wherever we may be, we all need to experience the joy of achievement, our own and others … and then we need great teachers.


At its heart, we know that education is a simple thing.
Whoever we are, wherever we may be, we all need to experience the joy of achievement, our own and others
… and then we need great teachers.