1 Sep, 2015

Improving school readiness | Creating a better start for London

Public Health England | 2015

School readiness is a measure of how prepared a child is to succeed in school cognitively, socially and emotionally.
The good level of development (GLD) is used to assess school readiness. Children are defined as having reached a GLD at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage if they achieved at least the expected level in the early learning goals in the prime areas of learning (personal, social and emotional development, physical development and communication and language) and in the specific areas of mathematics and literacy

The purpose of this report is to:

  • describe the importance of school readiness
  • describe the economic case for investing in school readiness
  • provide a descriptive analysis of school readiness in London
  • summarise the evidence of what works to improve school readiness in order to facilitate improvements in service planning and delivery