Quarter 3 - December 2018
The gap between disadvantaged pupils in West Sussex and other pupils nationally is wider than that for nationally disadvantaged pupils. However, this gap continues to narrow. For the first time since 2016, the gap in one of the districts or boroughs, Crawley is better than the national gap. The county strategy on developing more inclusive practice in schools through the index for inclusion work and the SEND projects is now being expanded through area inclusion and improvement board brokering and monitoring school-to-school support.
Quarter 2 - September 2018
Disadvantaged pupil’s performance in Key Stage 1 and 2 in West Sussex are improving and more rapidly closing the gap to other pupils than achieved nationally. However, early data indicates West Sussex disadvantaged pupils still are not performing as well as disadvantaged pupils nationally.
Quarter 1 - June 2018 
We are waiting for the GCSE results to be announced for 2018 and for the data on disadvantaged pupils in all key stages.

March 2018 Performance

For Progress 8 scores the 2017 gap between those disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers (non-disadvantaged) is, in West Sussex, is 0.75 (0.58 in 2016) compared with 0.68 in the South East (0.64 in 2016) and 0.51 in England (0.50 in 2016).

Quarter 3 - December 2017 Performance

Key Stage 1:

There are no publically released reading, writing and maths combined scores. However, from the national system for local authorities, the disadvantaged pupils reaching the expected standard was 36.7%, compared to the non-disadvantaged pupils figure of 58.9%. Nationally the figures were 49.3% and 67.6%, respectively. These totals do not include around 7.7% of pupils classed on the system nationally as "unknown".

Key Stage 2:

The 2017 Percentage of disadvantaged pupils in reading, writing and maths reaching the expected standard in West Sussex was 37%, compared with 44% in the South East and 48% nationally. There is a similar gap when comparing against non-disadvantaged pupils. The gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged is 23% in West Sussex (24% in 2016), compared to 20% for England (22% in 2016) and 24% for the South East (24% in 2016).

The statistical first release for KS4 pupil characteristics was released on 25th January, 2018. With regards to the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils, for the average Attainment 8 score, this is 15.3 (14.2 in 2016), compared to the South East gap of 16.1 (15.9 in 2016) and for England the gap is 12.8 (12.7 in 2016).

Disadvantaged pupils include those eligible for FSM in the last 6 years or are looked after children for at least one day or are adopted from care. Please see the the methodology document for more details: