Academic Year 2018/19

Early years foundation stage profile results

Data guidance

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Description

This document describes the underlying data in the ‘Early years foundation stage profile results: 2018 to 2019’ csv data files.

Coverage

The data covers early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) assessment results for those children who were in receipt of a government funded early education place at the end of the early years foundation stage only. All providers of state-funded early years education, including: academies; free schools; and private, voluntary and independent (PVI) providers in England are within the scope of the EYFSP data collection. Refer to the technical document for more information on coverage. 

In 2018/19, 23 schools piloted a revised set of early learning goals and a revised approach to assessment and moderation. These schools are excluded from the results for 2019. 

The underlying data files include national, regional and local authority-level information for England.

File formats and conventions

The three main release files are titled after the key measures contained, followed by the years for which data is available. 

The additional characteristics files are titled ‘EYFSP National', followed by the characteristics contained and the years for which data is available. 

Data files

All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.

APS - Good level of development and early learning goals - 2013 - 2019

Filename
file1_aps_gld_elg_exp_2013_2019.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2012/13 to 2018/19
Content

Attainment in headline measures and the Communication & Language and Literacy measure.

APS = Average Point Score, GLD = Good Level of Development, ELG = Early Learning Goals, Exp = Expected Level. 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
average_point_scoreAverage point score: total point score divided by number of children
comm_lang_lit_numberNumber of children achieving at least expected level in Communication & Language and Literacy areas of learning
comm_lang_lit_percentPercentage of children achieving at least expected level in Communication & Language and Literacy areas of learning
elg_numberNumber of children achieving at least expected level across all early learning goals
elg_percentPercentage of children achieving at least expected level across all early learning goals
genderGender of child: total (girls and boys); girls; boys - Select Gender group: Male Female or Total
gld_numberNumber of children achieving a good level of development
gld_percentPercentage of children achieving a good level of development
number_of_childrenNumber of children included in EYFSP results
point_scoreTotal point score based on assessment rating: 1 (point) - emerging; 2 - expected; 3 - exceeded
Footnotes
  1. Average total point score across all the early learning goals (ELGs). This is a supporting measure taking into account performance across all 17 ELGs, 1 point for emerging, 2 for expected and 3 for exceeding. The sum is then taken for all pupils with that characteristic and the mean given.
  2. Achieved at least the expected level across all ELGs means a child achieved ‘expected’ or ‘exceeded’ in all 17 ELGs.
  3. Children achieving at least the expected level in the ELGs within the three prime areas of learning (personal, social and emotional development; physical development; communication and language) as well as within literacy and mathematics is classed as achieving a 'good level of development'.
  4. Achieved at least the expected level in Communication & Language and Literacy are those children who achieved ‘expected’ or ‘exceeded’ in the following early learning goals (ELGs): listening and attention, understanding, speaking, reading and writing.
  5. The Communication & Language and Literacy figures in this table are based on data for all children with a valid result for every ELG and may not match those in the additional table published in July 2018 as part of the 2017 statistical release. The figures in the additional table are based on data matched to the national pupil database (NPD) and exclude shielded children and duplicate records.
  6. Percentages rounded to 1 decimal place.
  7. Before using this table please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats about the data that may not be included in these footnotes.

Areas of Learning (2013 - 2019)

Filename
areas_of_learning_2013_2019.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2012/13 to 2018/19
Content

Attainment in the prime and specific areas of learning.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
area_of_learningArea of learning - Select area of learning: eg, litracy, all prime areas and others.
at_least_expected_numberNumber of children achieving at least expected level across all early learning goals in area of learning
at_least_expected_percentPercentage of children achieving at least expected level across all early learning goals in area of learning
exceeded_numberNumber of children achieving exceeded level across all early learning goals in area of learning
exceeded_percentPercentage of children achieving exceeded level across all early learning goals in area of learning
genderGender of child: total (girls and boys); girls; boys - Select Gender group: Male Female or Total
number_of_childrenNumber of children included in EYFSP results
Footnotes
  1. Achieved at least the expected level across all ELGs means a child achieved ‘expected’ or ‘exceeded’ in all 17 ELGs.
  2. Children achieving at least the expected level in the ELGs within the three prime areas of learning (personal, social and emotional development; physical development; communication and language) as well as within literacy and mathematics is classed as achieving a 'good level of development'.
  3. Percentages rounded to 1 decimal place.
  4. Before using this table please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats about the data that may not be included in these footnotes.

Early Learning Goals (2013 - 2019)

Filename
elg_2013_2019.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2012/13 to 2018/19
Content

Attainment in the 17 early learning goals. 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
at_least_expected_numberNumber of children achieving at least expected level in EYFSP assessment
at_least_expected_percentPercentage of children achieving at least expected level in EYFSP assessment
elg_categoryEarly Learning Goal category - Select ELG: eg, numbers, reading and others.
emerging_numberNumber of children achieving emerging level in EYFSP assessment
emerging_percentPercentage of children achieving emerging level in EYFSP assessment
exceeded_numberNumber of children achieving exceeded level in EYFSP assessment
exceeded_percentPercentage of children achieving exceeded level in EYFSP assessment
expected_numberNumber of children achieving expected level in EYFSP assessment
expected_percentPercentage of children achieving expected level in EYFSP assessment
genderGender of child: total (girls and boys); girls; boys - Select Gender group: Male Female or Total
number_of_childrenNumber of children included in EYFSP results
Footnotes
  1. Only includes children with a valid result for every ELG.
  2. Percentages rounded to 1 decimal place.
  3. Before using this table please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats about the data that may not be included in these footnotes.

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile by Ethnicity and Free School Meal status (2018 - 2019)

Filename
eyfsp_national_2_ethnicity_fsm_additional_tables_2018_2019_final.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2018/19
Content

Attainment in headline measures ethnicity and FSM (Free School Meal) status. 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
average_point_scoreAverage point score: total point score divided by number of children
elg_numberNumber of children achieving at least expected level across all early learning goals
elg_percentPercentage of children achieving at least expected level across all early learning goals
ethnicity_majorMajor Ethnic Group (7 options) - Select Major Ethnicity Category
ethnicity_minorMinor Ethnic Group (19 options) - Select Minor Ethnicity Category
fsmFree School Meal Status: total (FSM and non-FSM); FSM; all other pupils - Select FSM group: Total, FSM pupils, or all other pupils
genderGender of child: total (girls and boys); girls; boys - Select Gender group: Male Female or Total
gld_numberNumber of children achieving a good level of development
gld_percentPercentage of children achieving a good level of development
number_of_pupilsNumber of children included in EYFSP results
Footnotes
  1. Average total point score across all the early learning goals (ELGs). This is a supporting measure taking into account performance across all 17 ELGs, 1 point for emerging, 2 for expected and 3 for exceeding. The sum is then taken for all pupils with that characteristic and the mean given.
  2. Achieved at least the expected level across all ELGs means a child achieved ‘expected’ or ‘exceeded’ in all 17 ELGs.
  3. Children achieving at least the expected level in the ELGs within the three prime areas of learning (personal, social and emotional development; physical development; communication and language) as well as within literacy and mathematics is classed as achieving a 'good level of development'.
  4. Major and minor ethnicity breakdowns detailed at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/complete-the-school-census/find-a-school-census-code#ethnicity.
  5. A minor ethnicity result will not be reported unless the relevant major ethnicity group is also selected.
  6. Percentages rounded to nearest integer.
  7. Before using this table please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats about the data that may not be included in these footnotes.

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile by Special Educational Needs and Free School Meal status (2018 - 2019)

Filename
eyfsp_national_2_sen_fsm_additional_tables_2018_2019.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2018/19
Content

Attainment in headline measures by SEN (Special Educational Need) and FSM (Free School Meal) status. 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
average_point_scoreAverage point score: total point score divided by number of children
elg_numberNumber of children achieving at least expected level across all early learning goals
elg_percentPercentage of children achieving at least expected level across all early learning goals
fsmFree School Meal Status: total (FSM and non-FSM); FSM; all other pupils - Select FSM group: Total, FSM pupils, or all other pupils
genderGender of child: total (girls and boys); girls; boys - Select Gender group: Male Female or Total
gld_numberNumber of children achieving a good level of development
gld_percentPercentage of children achieving a good level of development
number_of_pupilsNumber of children included in EYFSP results
senSpecial Educational Needs: Total (SEN and non-SEN); No SEN identified; Any SEN; SEN Support; SEN Statement; unclassified - Select SEN
Footnotes
  1. Average total point score across all the early learning goals (ELGs). This is a supporting measure taking into account performance across all 17 ELGs, 1 point for emerging, 2 for expected and 3 for exceeding. The sum is then taken for all pupils with that characteristic and the mean given.
  2. Achieved at least the expected level across all ELGs means a child achieved ‘expected’ or ‘exceeded’ in all 17 ELGs.
  3. Children achieving at least the expected level in the ELGs within the three prime areas of learning (personal, social and emotional development; physical development; communication and language) as well as within literacy and mathematics is classed as achieving a 'good level of development'.
  4. A minor ethnicity result will not be reported unless the relevant major ethnicity group is also selected.
  5. Percentages rounded to nearest integer.
  6. Before using this table please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats about the data that may not be included in these footnotes.