Annual data looking at pupil achievements at the Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, by entitlement to free school meals.
Changes to the Foundation Phase Areas of Learning
The revised Foundation Phase Areas of Learning (AoL) were introduced on a statutory basis from September 2015. This means that the cohort of children that started Reception in September 2015 were the first children to be formally assessed against the revised outcomes at the end of the Foundation Phase in the summer of 2018.
Comparisons of Foundation Phase outcomes with previous years should, therefore, be avoided as they are not measured on a comparable basis.
Changes to the publication of these statistics below national level
Following consultation on the publication of teacher assessments data, Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 data will no longer be published at a school, local authority and consortia level. For this reason we also no longer publish the statistical model showing the relationship between free school meals and attainment.
Key quality information can be found in 'Foundation phase outcomes and National Curriculum teacher assessment of core subjects at Key Stages 2 and 3', published on 8 August 2018 and 'Schools’ Census Results', published on 25 July 2018.
The coefficients used in the models that highlight the relationship between attainment at Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 and eligibility for free school meals are available on request.