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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
86%
improve teaching efficiency
79%
improve attainment
76%
save school money
59%
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

4.7 out of 5

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SATs Companion has collected 2 reviews in the past 6 months

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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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Sophie Hodgson

Deputy Headteacher

Used SATs Companion weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

Feel I could use it more in class if I had more flexibility as a full time teacher possibly.

Sophie Hodgson found SATs Companion:
  • Does not significantly save school money
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Great to have an online tool with thousands of questions for children to practice.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Assessments in a few weeks time will be more telling.
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Nikola Bayliss

Deputy Head

Used SATs Companion daily for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

Need to see impact on next assessments

Nikola Bayliss found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Reduce marking. Provides instant gap analysis for teachers
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Enables targetted teaching to close the gaps
  • Moderately improves attainment
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Emily Grocott

Year 6 teacher

England

Used SATs Companion daily for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

It’s really good but sometimes the answers can be a bit glitchy for the children so they then lose the progress in the task

Emily Grocott found SATs Companion:
  • Slightly saves school money
    Less printing costs
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Self marking assessments, self marking homeworks
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    It’s good to do the Go Live tasks in class to gain instant feedback
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Children are able to carry out retrieval tasks more frequently to embed key skills
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Me - Fiona Brodrick

SLT and Y6 class teacher

Sacred Heart RC Primary School FY54HL, England

Used SATs Companion daily for 1-2 years

Feb 2023

Due to reduced workload of teacher and the positive impact on pupil results. Also, the pupils are more likely to become engaged during revision sessions when using SATs companion as opposed to alternative revision guides.

Me - Fiona Brodrick found SATs Companion:
  • Moderately saves school money
    We no longer purchase pupil revision booklets
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I don't need to find revision tasks and photocopy practice papers
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Reduced workload
  • Moderately improves attainment
    We began using SATs Companion with last years Y6 pupils and we obtained our best ever SATs results
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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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