Early years foundation stage profile return

Guide for local authorities and schools submitting early years foundation stage profile data for 2023.

Applies to England



Explains how local authorities and schools should submit data for 2023.

It includes:

  • which schools are in the scope of the collection
  • which pupils are in the scope of the collection
  • which data needs to be submitted
  • a data collection timetable
  • data reporting formats
  • recording and reporting options

Dates for the 2023 return:

  • collection opens: 1 June 2023
  • deadline for submitting data: 14 July 2023
  • final date to correct any errors: 31 July 2023
Published 19 April 2023