Academic Year 2018/19

Early years foundation stage profile results

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These statistics provide national and local authority level details on the achievement at the end of the early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) from 2013 to 2019. 

The EYFSP is a teacher assessment of children’s development at the end of the early years foundation stage (the end of the academic year in which the child turns five years old, this is typically at the end of the Reception year). 

The publication which was first released in October 2019 on GOV.UK covers the:

  • percentage of children achieving each assessment rating in the early learning goals
  • percentage of children achieving at least the expected level in the prime areas of learning and in the specific areas of literacy and mathematics (a good level of development)
  • average total points score (APS) across all the early learning goals (the supporting measure)
  • percentage of children achieving at least the expected level within the communication and language, and literacy areas of learning.

Users may create breakdowns by reporting year, outcome and gender within the ‘create table’ tool at the bottom of the page. 

The ‘create table’ tool can also provide national figure breakdowns by ethnicity, special educational needs, and free school meal eligibility status for 2017/18 and 2018/19. 

Additional data

Underlying data in CSV format for years 2017/18 and 2018/19 has also been released on this platform within the download associated files section. 

The additional tables provide national and local-authority-level information on EYFSP attainment by pupil characteristics, specifically:

  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • eligibility for free school meals
  • special educational needs
  • English as a first language
  • month of birth (national level information only)
  • deprived areas

Data  for earlier years can be found at GOV.UK.


Headline facts and figures - 2018/19

Headline facts and figures for the Early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) results for the 2018 to 2019 academic year, at national and local authority level.

  • The percentage achieving a good level of development continues to increase, but at a slower rate.
  • Girls continue to do better than boys, but boys are improving at a faster rate.
  • Increase in inequality gap between all pupils and lowest attaining 20%.

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