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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.

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Educational Impact

reduce teacher workload
88%
improve teaching efficiency
81%
improve attainment
79%
save school money
58%
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.

SATs Companion Pricing


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

4.7 out of 5

from 12 Verified Reviews

SATs Companion has collected 8 reviews in the past 6 months

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Neil Loftus

Deputy Headteacher

Used SATs Companion weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

It definitely saves time and has over 30,00 SATs style questions.

Neil Loftus found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    No
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    We no longer have to mark the homework. We also used it to assess the pupils in the AUT 2 Assessments. This saved us a lot of time with question level analysis.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    We have just started using it for Maths boosters. Using the Go live function we are able to quickly assess how the ability of the class with certain areas of maths and then specific pupils during that booster session can be targetted.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    It is a little to early in using the program to see the effects yet.
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Jade

Assistant Head Teacher

Used SATs Companion weekly for 0–3 months

Jan 2023

My daughter uses it at her school and she not only really enjoys it, but it has helped her understand some tricky concepts. The feedback that I got from a recent parent survey, was really positive and they were keen for us to purchase.

Jade found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    We haven't had it long enough to know this yet.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Targeted to children's learning needs and reduces the time and cost of printing homework.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Videos are clear and can help support the teaching.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    We aren't sure yet.
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Sarah Orves

Head of School

Used SATs Companion weekly for 0–3 months

Dec 2022

It works really well to target individual needs but as with any online platform you are reliant on strong internet connection, which in rural areas is not always guaranteed

Sarah Orves found SATs Companion:
  • Moderately saves school money
    Offers bespoke intervention which would otherwise cost TA hours
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    The workload is not reduced just changed, as the teacher now spends time setting the tasks the each individual needs
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    It improves because support can be targeted at the individual specifically
  • Slightly improves attainment
    I have not been using it for long enough to see the impact on attainment
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Mrs Green

Year 6 Class teacher and Year Lead

Used SATs Companion daily for 1-2 years

Dec 2022

Because we use it so often and it reduces our workload.

Mrs Green found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    It is expensive but we believe worth it for the way we use it.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It is our homework system so the fact it self marks and evaluates the results for us saves us an abundance of time.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    We use SATs Companion as an end of lesson challenge activity. Children know the areas they are working on and they complete an activity in that area. We also use it as an Early morning work option too.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    It has identified and closed gaps.
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Wendy

Teacher and subject leader

Used SATs Companion weekly for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

Easy to use, reduce workload, satisfied parents regarding homework

Wendy found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    Saves photocopying of SATS papers
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    No marking or finding of gaps
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Tailor teaching to gaps identified
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Gaps identified and rectified
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Kate Warburton

Teacher

Used SATs Companion weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

It's useful for SATs style practise questions

Kate Warburton found SATs Companion:
  • Does not significantly save school money
    Reduction in some homework sheets used
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Homework books not needed to be marked
  • Does not significantly improve teaching efficiency
    Setting tasks for children to do rather than photocopying
  • Does not significantly improve attainment
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Mrs Wolfenden

Deputy Head

Used SATs Companion weekly for 0–3 months

Oct 2022

It's child friendly, motivating, reduces teacher workload and raises attainment - what's not to like?

Mrs Wolfenden found SATs Companion:
  • Does not significantly save school money
    The subscription is reasonably priced so no real impact on school budget
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Setting homework is much quicker and there's no marking
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Planning for SATs revision has been improved and takes less time
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Children's scores are improving on the tasks and the practice area is proving invaluable
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Jess

Head of year

Used SATs Companion daily for 3-4 years

Oct 2022

Could not be without it - kids love it and respond well to the platform, parents can be involved without needed skill set and it not only supports teachers but reduces workload.

Jess found SATs Companion:
  • Significantly saves school money
    No need to keep purchasing resources as all in on place. Aids homework, revision and interventions which we used to buy into seperately.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Homework and interventions - marked answers reduces marking and making the resources. the data helps inform all areas of intervention.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    enables you to hone in on specific weaknesses and individualise provision very easily as it is so accessible
  • Significantly improves attainment
    home learning and revision - allows to not only practise and consolidate but also learn when needed
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Colum Donaghy

Year 6 Teacher

Used SATs Companion for 7–12 months

Mar 2021

Children have enjoyed using it and teachers have educed workload.

Colum Donaghy found SATs Companion:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Children using the software and developing better understanding of questions linked to GPS.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Less workload due to ready made resources. Allowing groups to be made to target specific children.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Activities and question banks already there to access and for children to use.
  • Slightly saves school money
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Kiron

Assistant Headteacher

Used SATs Companion for 1 year

Oct 2020

It’s a game changer! It’s an opportunity for learning to be consolidated both inside and outside the classroom, and along the way, the reports give us the opportunity to target focus groups immediately. It allows us to spend time doing what makes the most difference - plug gaps! The user friendly interface has had great reviews from the kids, and all adult groups within the school have been able to utilise the report functions with ease.

Kiron found SATs Companion:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Opportunity for immediate intervention based on outcomes has allowed us to target certain groups. Last academic year, 92% of the children on the “cusp” of achieving age related expectations proudly managed to do so as a result of the interventions we used with the help of SATs Companion
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Last year, the programme was used primarily for homework. This year, during a 2 week lockdown, daily go live maths lessons were delivered to 60 children. It would’ve been impossible to assess understanding without this!
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Not having to generate or look for age related questions has been a MASSIVE game changer! Time spent marking is now spent delivering targeted interventions (all based on the reports that SATs Companion generate). A couple of clicks of a button allow us to find the focus groups!
  • Significantly saves school money
    Great before and after care has made us feel very looked aftered! It is most definitely money well spent!
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Scott
Marshfield Primary, UK

Used SATs Companion for 3 years

Apr 2019

Because it is actually fantastic. The best home learning tool for year 6 that I have found and have continued using. There is no competition.

Scott found SATs Companion:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Interventions and pinpointing areas for further development. Videos available for children to independently access. Effective homework and revision tool. Clear evidence of progress that is visual and useful for the children.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Same as above.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Useful as a homework and revision tool.
  • Does not significantly save school money
  • Significantly provides school data
    Data dashboard available for children and teacher to see progress, attainment, participation and areas to develop.
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Craig Clarke
Lea Forest Primary Academy, UK

Used SATs Companion for 3 years

Apr 2019

The service provided is outstanding. We are given good before and after care and get value for money.

Craig Clarke found SATs Companion:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Our 3 year trend shows an improving picture year upon year and progress is also positive. We are above national, whereas previously we were below.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Teachers are able to set certain tasks and targets for individuals.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    The marking is all done for the teachers.
  • Significantly saves school money
  • Significantly provides school data
    Assessment lead uses data provided to set targets for individuals.
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Last updated 8th February 2023
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