Data on children’s achievement by the end of the early years foundation stage (EYFS), covering all funded children in England, have been collected and analysed by DfE for the years 2007 to 2009. These analyses provide information about what children know and can do by the end of the school year in which they turn five.
This report looks at the proportion of children achieving a good level of development, and the size of the achievement gap (inequality), as three year trends. It also looks at the progress by local authorities in increasing performance and shrinking the achievement gap, and the characteristics of children with lower EYFS achievement.
This is a revised version of the achievement of children in the early years foundation stage profile topic note which was published on 30 September 2010.