On 30 March 2017, the Department for Education launched its Primary Assessment Consultation, which is available at: https://consult.education.gov.uk/assessment-policy-and-development/primary-assessment. This consultation, which closes on 22 June 2017, seeks views on the future of primary assessment, including how the department might improve the EYFS Profile to make it more robust and effective in measuring child development and school readiness at age five.

This follows the Secretary of State’s announcement in October 2016 that the EYFS Profile would remain in place for the 2017 to 2018 academic year while the department consults on assessment arrangements.