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What is SATs Companion?

A team of teachers and headteachers, based in SW London, developed an online system to cover the new KS2 and Year 6 SATs curriculum for English and Maths.

Our innovative online platform was designed, based on research, to address the key challenges teachers, pupils and parents are facing for the KS2 SATs.

The core issues we overcame were: lack of curriculum resources based on the new question styles, to reduce teacher workload through data, planning and marking, provide effective GAP analysis with positive pupil & teacher impact. Lastly, to provide excellent value for money for schools during a budget crisis.

Our vision is for every Year 6 pupil to achieve and excel beyond the expected standard for Maths & English, to ensure they are Secondary school ready.

Recommended Usage

1 hour per week.

Educational Impact

reduce teacher workload
90%
improve teaching efficiency
82%
improve attainment
79%
save school money
63%
CompanyBusiness Name: SATs Companion
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2016
Age Range8-10, 11-13, 14-16
FeaturesAssessmentInterventionSatsYear 6Ks22023 SatsEnglishMaths Science Reduce Teacher WrkloadGap Analysis
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

SATs Companion is tablet, laptop and desktop friendly and only access to the internet is needed.

Set Up

For teachers and pupils, no technical capacity is needed. We have a GDPR complaint pupil import process which the school can do within 30 mins.

TrainingLive OnlineDocumentationVideos

We have help videos within the teacher and pupil platform but we recommend a 30 minute on-line training session for the teachers.

SupportEmailKnowledge BasePhone Support24/7 Live Rep

We hold free monthly training sessions

Home LearningParent Access

School must create the account.

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Pricing Plans

Paid Subscription

SATs Companion pricing starts from £14 / per-pupil

The base price for from a minimum of 15 to 30 pupils. amounts to £14 (excl VAT) per student, per year.
From 31-60 pupils amounts to £12 (excl VAT) per student, per year.
From 61-90 pupils amounts to £11 (excl VAT) per student, per year.
91+ students amount to £10 (excl VAT) per student, per year.

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SATs Companion Reviews

4.6 out of 5

from 41 Verified Reviews

SATs Companion has collected 16 reviews in the past 6 months

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Rachel McDonald

UKS2 Phase Leader/Year 6 teacher

Regents Park Community Primary School, England

Used SATs Companion weekly for 3-4 years

Jul 2024

An excellent resource find highly engaging

Rachel McDonald found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    As a school we have save money on using this resource rather than buying individual revision guides
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves attainment
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Emma Reynolds

Teaching Assistant

Onny CofE Primary School, England

Used SATs Companion weekly for 7–12 months

Jun 2024

Easy for children to use and children get a lot out of it

Emma Reynolds found SATs Companion:
  • Significantly saves school money
    Less photocopying and do not need additional resources, teacher time
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Less photocopying and finding resources
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Set interventions easily
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Able to personalise learning for same day intervention
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Amy Bottoms

Year 5/6 Teacher

Onny Primary School, England

Used SATs Companion weekly for 7–12 months

Jun 2024

It's really good for elements, but there are some things that could be better e.g. setting up tasks is a bit laborious

Amy Bottoms found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Papers are marked and then a question analysis is generated for you
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Children are able to access work at home and this increases their levels
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David Jones

Teacher

Lydbury North CofE Primary, England

Used SATs Companion daily for 7–12 months

Jun 2024

due to it ease of use - the accuracy of the data collected and the engagement of the children.

David Jones found SATs Companion:
  • Significantly saves school money
    photocopying
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    setting and marking of homework -
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    immediately identifying errors and/or misconceptions.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Some children are better prepared for forthcoming lessons
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Victoria Reynolds

Executive Head

Lydbury North CofE Primary School, England

Used SATs Companion daily for 7–12 months

Jun 2024

This has been incredibly effective in preparing our pupils for SATS and in reducing teacher workload.

Victoria Reynolds found SATs Companion:
  • Significantly saves school money
    Reduction in photocopying Reduction in teacher time
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Reduction in time photocopying, reduction in time locating resources and marking as well as adapting resources to suit need
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Able to personalise learning effectively, target groups and individuals quickly and removes the need for marking
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Significant improvement in mental arithmetic scores, pupils felt more prepared for SATs and improved SPAG outcomes
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Sally Barber

Year 6 Teacher

Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust, England

Used SATs Companion daily for 7–12 months

Jun 2024

The system is very good.

Sally Barber found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    Some money might be saved by not using other resources but not as much as the cost of SATS companion
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Reduction in time spent finding, creating and copying alternative resources
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Being able to set focused tasks for groups and individuals
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Allowing children to practice and apply their knowledge
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Clive Evans

Headteacher

Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust, England

Used SATs Companion weekly for 7–12 months

Jun 2024

Very positive score but some schools might find it expensive

Clive Evans found SATs Companion:
  • Moderately saves school money
    Saving on photocopying SAT resources
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Not having to spend time locating or producing SAT practice materials.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Support to provide focused activities to support pupil's next step targets
  • Significantly improves attainment
    We have noticed a good improvement with reasoning problems in Maths
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Lou Romans

Headteacher

Steep Primary School, England

Used SATs Companion daily for 4-6 months

May 2024

Good quality resource but a little pricey.

Lou Romans found SATs Companion:
  • Moderately saves school money
    SATs companion can be used to support HLTAs teaching.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Less marking.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Homework, marking and gap analysis
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Children are choosing to practice at home and watch the videos and making good progress.
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Tamara Leonard

Class Teacher

Steep Primary School, England

Used SATs Companion daily for 4-6 months

May 2024

The one missing score, I wish there was more flexibility for the teacher to set different amounts of questions or block children from accessing certain areas.

Tamara Leonard found SATs Companion:
  • Moderately saves school money
    There has been no need to pay for intervention teachers.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Less marking, quicker simpler gap analysis
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    I am able to work with a small group of children whilst the rest of the class are learning independently.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    The children are striving to do better and earn more coins and gems and therefore are learning without really thinking about it. The program is carefully designed that the areas the children need to work on can gain them more coins.
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Emma

Teacher

Magdalen Gates Primary, England

Used SATs Companion weekly for 7–12 months

Apr 2024

My score is not quite a 10, only because I am still getting used to the programme. Some elements of the videos are not presented exactly as we would show our pupils to calculate or solve the problems.

Emma found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    A reduction on photocopying.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Instant marking and analysis can significantly reduce workload.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Instant feedback can be received even when pupils are carrying out different tasks.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    It would be hard to solely say that Satscompanion raises attainment, but it does increase engagement.
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Jacob Heseltine

Y6 Teacher

St John's CE (VA) J, England

Used SATs Companion weekly for 7–12 months

Apr 2024

Efficient and helpful - gets results every academic year for all learners

Jacob Heseltine found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    N/A
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Less planning for intervention
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Interventions
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Boosts confidence
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Lou

Teacher

Magdalen Gates Primary, England

Used SATs Companion weekly for 7–12 months

Apr 2024

Lou found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    Replaced tutoring for children working just below ARE
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It allows you to set specific activities that have been identified as areas of weakness in assessments
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    All resources are in one place with teaching videos that contain practice activities and a follow up quiz
  • Moderately improves attainment
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Emma Bramble

Teacher

Used SATs Companion weekly for 4-6 months

Mar 2024

It is easy and convenient to use.

Emma Bramble found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    Less copying is required.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    The programme gives instant feedback to both pupils and the teacher.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Pupils can all be working on different objectives specific to their own needs.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    It is a nice change for pupils, they are engaged by the use of technology.
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Hannah Galvin

Acting Headteacher

Laindon Park Primary School & Nursery, England

Used SATs Companion daily for 4-6 months

Mar 2024

Identify pupil gaps and helps close those gaps.

Hannah Galvin found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    No
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Attainment has improved
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Lisa Elbourn

Acting headteacher

Used SATs Companion daily for 4-6 months

Mar 2024

SATs companion has been an easy platform to use and the children have really enjoyed using it. The platform is engaging for the children and the videos have helped to explain difficult concepts.

Lisa Elbourn found SATs Companion:
  • Significantly saves school money
    We used to use CGP books which work out more expensive
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Marking time is 0 and setting of intervention tasks is quick and easy
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Gaps are easily seen so that interventions are personalised
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Levels, especially in maths have improved
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Lisa Elbourn

Acting headteacher

Used SATs Companion daily for 4-6 months

Mar 2024

Lisa Elbourn found SATs Companion:
  • Significantly saves school money
    We used to use cgp papers which work out more expensive.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Marking time is 0 and the setting of tasks is very quick.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Gaps can be seen instantly from assessments and tasks can then be set according to this.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Childrens levels have improved greatly, especially maths.
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Aneesa Rawat

Assistant Headteacher

Primrose Hill Primary School, England

Used SATs Companion daily for 7–12 months

Oct 2023

I have loved using it and seen how well it can work if used consistently and embedded into your daily teaching and learning. I do think there are a few tweaks that could be made to make the platform even better. Happy to elaborate on this if needed.

Aneesa Rawat found SATs Companion:
  • Does not save school money
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Homework setting is easy and can be done quickly. Assessments are marked automatically saving on marking time.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    It allows you to see the gaps in children's learning and allows you put interventions in place to bridge them.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    gaps can be identified and bridged by targeted task setting.
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Emma

UKS2 Phase Lead

CRagside CE PRimary School, England

Used SATs Companion daily for 7–12 months

Sep 2023

SATsCompanion does everything that we need it to, through setting SATs style questions to identifying gaps in knowledge and creating a competitive edge for the children.

Emma found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    SATsCompanion has replaced mymaths so the cost has been exchanged.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Reduction in marking time is significant.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    By being able to identify gaps in learning to tailor first class teaching or interventions.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    The pupils engage most often with SATs Companion have made the most progress in their level of attainment.
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Mia Watson

Assessment Lead

Lyng Primary School, England

Used SATs Companion daily for 3-4 years

Jul 2023

As a school, we have found the breadth and depth of content on SATS companion perfect for revising and providing interventions that prepare our Y6 children for SATS.

Mia Watson found SATs Companion:
  • Significantly saves school money
    Fewer interventions and catch-up interventions purchased in Y6.
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    When using SATS companion in class, workload is reduced because relevant videos provide test style questions for the children at an age-appropriate challenging level and the follow up independent work is also provided through the online tasks which can be scheduled in advance.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Finding online or creating new appropriate SATS style questions can often be laborious. However, SATS companions ready made tasks that are domain and objective specific ensure that children are challenged appropriately and never face the same SATS question. This means that the children are well and truly accessing their retrieval of knowledge and understanding rather than just remembering answers.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Using SATS companion as the driver for our catch-up sessions and after school booster clubs has enabled children to achieve EXS in their SATS assessments.
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Adam Ball

Year 6 Teacher

Bispham Endowed CE Primary School, England

Used SATs Companion weekly for 1-2 years

Jun 2023

Fantastic for reducing workload of a Year 6 teacher and to get detailed question level analysis in preparation for SATs.

Adam Ball found SATs Companion:
  • Does not significantly save school money
    N/a
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Not having to mark practice papers, data is produced by the system and question level analysis is done for teacher.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Quick access to relevant SATs questions and feedback for students.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Fantastic for children on the borderline and need further intervention. They can be directed to certain topics or even practice their own strengths/areas for improvement.
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Liz

Y6 teacher

Used SATs Companion weekly for 4-6 months

Mar 2023

It is a great resource. I am still fairly new to it so not probably using it to its full potential.

Liz found SATs Companion:
  • Significantly saves school money
    Activities are online so there is a reduction in photocopying. Use of SATs Companion instead of purchasing published revision books.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Used for homework activities - really quick and easy to set. No marking as children receive immediate feedback. If a child or group requires a specific intervention, the resources can be located quickly.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Work can be set to support a lesson. Videos used to introduce topics to the whole class then bespoke tasks for specific children or groups. If a child needs additional practice on a topic, this can be set quickly. Reports clearly show who has or has not grasped a concept.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Difficult to separate from high quality teaching.
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Mark Wilkinson

Year Six Teacher

crawshawbooth primary school, England

Used SATs Companion weekly for 7–12 months

Mar 2023

Great resource for staff and children, personalised learning in a nutshell!

Mark Wilkinson found SATs Companion:
  • Moderately saves school money
    replaces staff intervention costs
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    less tine setting tasks & marking, or identifying gaps
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    can quickly recap previous learning and prior knowledge and focus on misconceptions and next steps
  • Moderately improves attainment
    targets specific areas for children to improve
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Louise Allen

Classroom Teacher

Used SATs Companion weekly for 0–3 months

Mar 2023

Louise Allen found SATs Companion:
  • Moderately saves school money
    Less printing
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Not having to mark homework
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    To use videos to consollidate learning
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Chris Edwards

Class Teacher

Used SATs Companion weekly for 0–3 months

Mar 2023

We think it is a useful tool, particularly for home learning

Chris Edwards found SATs Companion:
  • Moderately saves school money
    Less photocopying
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    No marking. Less time finding and setting homework
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Children can go over different areas of maths
  • Slightly improves attainment
    More opportunities for practise of key skills
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katherine davies

Head of School

Used SATs Companion daily for 0–3 months

Mar 2023

Incredibly helpful team at the end of the phone or email. Reasonably priced and delivers what it offers!

katherine davies found SATs Companion:
  • Moderately saves school money
    Blended learning approach - we are a very small school and can't afford a TA in each class. When appropriate, SATS Companion enables me to work with certain year groups with the assurance that the other children are receiving targeted, impactful provision.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I don't have to source additional tasks for homework / reading comprehension etc.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Now I am familiar with the site, I can source what I need quickly.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    I am using it to consolidate learning in class, plus provide additional targeted support to close gaps. Parents are supportive and really like it too. Children are eager to use it. I don't have hard data yet, but confidence is definitely growing.
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