Statistical First Release
Local authority data
Local authority data:
21 November 2012
This statistical release was published on 21 November 2012 and updates the release of 1 December 2011.
The key points from this release are:
- The percentage of children achieving a good level of development in 2012 was 64% compared to 59% in 2011.
- Between 2011 and 2012, 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 73% of girls achieving a good level of development compared to 55% of boys.
- Looking at the broad ethnicity groupings in 2012, the proportion of groups of pupils who achieved a ‘good level of development’ above the national average were those from white (65%) and mixed (64%) backgrounds. The groups that achieved below the national average were those from black (61%) Asian (60%) and Chinese (62%) backgrounds.
- A higher proportion (65%) of pupils whose first language is English achieved a good level of development compared with pupils whose first language was other than English (56%).
- 48% of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) achieved a good level of development compared with 67% of other pupils (those not eligible for free school meals or unclassified).
A revised, simpler framework for the EYFS was published on 27 March 2012, for implementation from 1 September 2012. As a result of these changes, this SFR will provide the final update to the existing time series. The EYFSP characteristics SFR in 2013 will report pupils performance based on the revised profile.
In the academic year 2011 to 2012, due to local area free school meal initiatives, there has been both an under and an over recording of free school meal eligibility in some local authorities. The impact on national figures as a result of these mis-recordings is considered negligible.
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