Cancellation of 2021 EYFSP submission


The Department for Education confirmed it will not be mandatory to complete the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) assessment in 2021. There will be no requirement to submit data to the local authority or to confirm whether they have completed the EYFSP to the Department for Education.

This is in recognition of the additional pressures and uncertainties that teachers are facing during this challenging time and aligns with the approach on KS1 and KS2 assessments this year. This change applies to schools who are early adopters of the EYFS reforms, as well as schools who are following the current statutory framework.

However, DfE are asking teachers and early years practitioners to use their best endeavours to still complete the EYFSP for children in the summer term if at all possible and to provide this important information to parents and to year 1 teachers, should the situation at the time allow.

early years foundation stage: coronavirus (COVID-19) disapplications guidance

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