This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Children at expected level in early learning goals as specified by the United Kingdom early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP).
The EYFSP is a teacher assessment of children’s development at the end of the early years foundation stage (the end of the academic year in which the child turns five years old – this is typically at the end of the Reception year).
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Children are assessed in three prime areas of learning (communication and language, physical development and personal and social emotional development) and four specific areas of learning (expressive arts and design, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world).
Children achieving the expected level across all early learning goals (ELGs) are those with an ‘expected’ level of development in all 17 ELGs.
Region and local authority, major ethnic group, free school meals, Prime areas of learning and their higher sub-categories. Minor ethnic group, special educational needs, specific areas of learning and the lower learning sub-categories are not displayed here due to the size of the complete data set.
Prior to 2021/22, Chinese children were included in the 'Other' category. Based on new guidance, Chinese children are now included in the 'Asian' category in the 2021/22 data, and the 'Unclassified' ethnic group category describes cases where a child's ethnicity was refused or not obtained. These children are included in the 'Total' numbers.
No calculations were performed on the data collected from this source. For more information please visit the source website.
The EYFSP is an England-specific measure.
This is the first publication since the 2021/22 EYFS reforms were introduced in September 2021. As part of those reforms, the EYFS profile was significantly revised. It is therefore not possible to directly compare 2021/22 assessment outcomes with earlier years.
It is also the first release since the publication of the 2018/19 statistics, as the 2019/20 and 2020/21 data collections were cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19). DfE Early years founation stage profile results 2019/20 and DfE Early years foundation stage profile results 2020/21
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||06 April 2023|
|Metadata last updated||06 April 2023|