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.
Quarter 4 - March 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.
Quarter 3 - December 2018
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.
September 2018
In 2018 West Sussex pupils in Early Years continue to do better. Now 71.5% of children have made a good level of development and show they are ready for school. This is 0.9% points more than last year.
June 2018
In 2018 West Sussex pupils in Early Years continue to do better. Provisional results show 71.3% of children have made a good level of development and show they are ready for school. This is 0.7% points more than last year.

November 2017

Good Level of Development (GLD) for all children in 2017 is 70.6%, an improvement of 2.3% compared to 2016; continuing the trend of year on year improvement.

West Sussex also continues to rise in the national rankings for GLD, being placed 78th this year, an improvement of 19 places nationally. Compared to statistical neighbours, West Sussex is ranked 7th of 11 Local Authorities, an improvement of 2 places since 2016.

The attainment gap between the lowest achieving 20% of children and the rest has widened in 2017 at the same rate as the national attainment gap. The attainment gap for England widened from 31.4% to 31.7%; whilst the gap in West Sussex has widened from 27.1% to 27.4%

Girls’ attainment in West Sussex continues to be higher than boys’, with the greatest differences in Literacy and Expressive Arts and design.

Background

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