Children achieving a Good Level of Development in Early Years

The 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 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

We aim to be in the top quartile of all Local Authorities by 2022

October 2019 Performance

We are just below our milestone target of 72.3% (to be 0.5% above the national average which is currently 71.8%), however, we are on track to be within the top quartile by 2022.  
We are currently 0.1% above national average. West Sussex national ranking has climbed to 71st and is still in the second quartile.


For 2019-20 we aim to achieve a milestone target of 72.3%
The county results have improved by 12.6% since 2014 and by 3.1% since 2015-16. This increase is better than the National figure increase (2.2%) and the South East increase (1.7%) over the same period. 



Further to the information below the above table is taken from the DfE statistical release:
This shows the position of West Sussex against England and South East including the results of all pupils, boys and girls and the gap to both England and the South East.

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