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The latest national statistics on Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Results produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families were released on 14th October 2009 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics AuthorityUK Statistics Authority

DCSF: Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Results in England, 2008/09

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This Statistical First Release contains national and local authority level results for the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) assessments for 2009. The Release is the sixth in an annual series of Statistics and is the first since regulations came into force under which the Foundation Stage Profile is now known as the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. The Release shows the percentage of children achieving each point on the 13 EYFSP assessment scales and provides figures that help to assess progress towards the achievement of Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets and associated National Indicators (NI).

The key points from the latest release are:
  • The majority of children continue to work securely within (6 points or more) the Early Learning Goals for all assessment areas.

  • The assessment area with the highest percentage of children working securely within the Early Learning Goals was:
    • Physical development - 90 per cent

  • The assessment area with the lowest percentage of children working securely within the Early Learning Goals was:
    • Communication, Language and Literacy: Writing - 62 per cent

  • Girls continue to achieve at a higher level than boys. For each assessment area more girls than boys work securely within (6 points or more) the Early Learning Goals:

    • The largest gap in achievement is in Communication, Language and Literacy: writing at 19 percentage points.

    • The smallest gap in achievement is in Knowledge and Understanding of the World at 3 percentage points.

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  • The percentage of children achieving a good level of development in 2009 was 52 per cent compared to 49 per cent in 2008 and 46 per cent in 2007.
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Additional informationEXCEL (The main tables from the SFR)
Additional informationEXCEL (The 2008 NI72 figures for Bath and North East Somerset, Cornwall, Kirklees, Poole, Portsmouth and Suffolk and the 2007 and 2008 NI92 total figures for the East of England Government Office Region have been amended.)
Reference IDSFR26/2009
Coverage Country England
Date Released14 October 2009
Main Category Children, Education and Skills
Sub CategoryPre-school learning    Click on subcategory link to see if there is later information
TypeStatistical First Release
ContactNatalie Masters  natalie.masters@education.gsi.gov.uk  tel: 0114 274 2195
PreRelease AccessClick here
 Publication includes individual Local Authority informationPublication includes individual Local Authority information

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