Assessment in the Early Year Foundation Stage

This year Cheetwood will be following the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework and will be teaching and assessing children against the new Early Learning Goals.

At the end of the EYFS, when children are about to finish in the reception class, they are assessed on the EYFS profile. Teachers will make a judgement against each Early Learning Goal to assess whether the child’s learning and development is best described as:

  • Emerging – Not yet at the level of development expected at the end of the EYFS
  • Expected – Working at the expected level at the end of the EYFS


Due to school closures during the Covid 19 pandemic, statutory testing in primary schools was suspended in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, so Cheetwood’s most recent externally validated data is from the academic year 2018-2019. This data is summarised below along with school’s own internal data from 2020-2021.