The latest national statistics on EYFSP attainment by pupil characteristics: 2010 to 2011 produced by the Department for Education were released on 1 December 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Reference Id: SFR29/2011 Publication type: Statistical First Release Publication data: Local Authority data Local Authority data: LA data Region: England Release date: 01 December 2011 Coverage status: Final Publication status: Published
This statistical first release (SFR) contains results at national and local authority level for the early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) assessments in 2011. The release shows attainment by pupil characteristics, specifically gender, ethnicity, eligibility for free school meals (FSM), special educational needs (SEN) and English as a first language.
The figures contained within this publication combine the information gathered through the school census in January 2011 and the 2011 early years foundation stage profile teacher assessments.
This statistical release was published on 1 December 2011 and updates the release of 16 December 2010.
The key points from this release are:
- The percentage of children achieving a good level of development in 2011 was 59% compared to 56% in 2010.
- Between 2010 and 2011, the percentage of pupils achieving a good level of development increased for all broad groupings of pupils, regardless of gender, ethnicity, FSM eligibility, SEN stage or first language.
- Girls outperformed boys with 68% of girls achieving a good level of development compared to 50% of boys.
- Looking at the broad ethnicity groupings in 2011, the proportion of groups of pupils who achieved a ‘good level of development’ above the national average were those from white (60%) and mixed (60%) backgrounds. The groups that achieved below the national average were those from black (55%) Asian (55%) and Chinese (58%) backgrounds.
- A higher proportion (60%) of pupils whose first language is English achieved a good level of development compared with pupils whose first language was other than English (52%).
- 44% of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) achieved a good level of development compared with 62% of other pupils (those not eligible for free school meals or unclassified).
Underlying data and pupil residency based tables showing a breakdown of attainment by pupil characteristics will be added in January 2012.
Note: We are considering publishing the EYFSP attainment by pupil characteristics results in a joint publication in 2012 with the summary national- and local authority-level results as published in October 2011. This would mean some revisions to the timings of both publications but would result in one statistical first release (SFR). If you have comments on this proposed change please contact Sally Marshall.
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