October 2019 for Academic year 2018-19
We are just below our milestone target of 72.3% (to be 0.5% above national average of 71.8%), but we are on track to be top quartile by 2022.  We are currently 0.1% below national average. West Sussex national ranking has climbed to 71st and is still in the second quartile.
Quarter 1 - June 2019
The county results have improved by 12.6% since 2014 and by 3.1% since 2016. This increase is better than the National figure (2.2%) and the South East (1.7%) over the same period.
The county and national results for the last two years has remained very similar and we are currently just 0.1% below national average. West Sussex are ranked 75th out of 150 local authorities (97th in 2016) and is in the third quartile of Local Authorities and ranked 7th of 11 amongst statistical neighbours.


This measure relates to children in National Curriculum year group Reception (children aged 4-5 years). The statutory Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework requires a profile assessment to be carried out in the final term of the year in which a child reaches age 5. The main purpose of the profile is to provide a reliable, valid and accurate assessment of individual children.

Children are defined as having reached a good level of development at the end of the EYFS if they have achieved at least the expected level in 3 prime areas of learning:-

  • personal, social and emotional development
  • physical development
  • communication and language

and specific areas in:-

  • mathematics
  • literacy