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EYFS Profile characteristics

The Department for Education has today released their analysis of this year’s EYFS Profile results, according to pupil characteristics. Some of the key findings include:

  • 60% children are achieving a good level of development (GLD), up nine percentage points from last year, but girls continue to outperform boys
  • Those children eligible for free school meals achieving a GLD has increased, but the gap between those children and others remains at 19 percentage points
  • Autumn-born children outperform those born in the spring or summer, with 71% achieving a GLD compared to 49% of summer-born children
  • The gap between children with and without SEN has increased to 47 percentage points.

You can read more about this on the Government’s website. Commenting on these figures, PACEY Chief Executive Liz Bayram said:

"Whilst it is positive that EYFS profile results are improving overall, more work needs to be done to drive sustainable outcomes for all children across the board. Helping families access high quality childcare in a setting which caters for each individual child’s needs is a crucial step in making this happen.

"We are particularly concerned about the widening gap in attainment for children with special educational needs and believe that the new code of practice will help to address this. We know from our members that targeted early intervention to ensure children get the support they need can really make a difference.

"PACEY will continue to work with government and policy makers to ensure childcare professionals have the support they need to deliver the best possible care to children, especially those most in need of the social, educational and physical support that high quality early years care provides."