Different organisations have different project status reporting requirements. If you manage a project in an organisation that does not enforce strict reporting template, or lack such standards altogether, here’s one advice I have for you – make your report easy to understand by using the traffic light metaphor to highlight the status of various components of your project.
While the above is a proposed sample only it does contain the content I propose you use. It includes the current status and the previous status (i.e. the status as reported in the previous reporting period) and includes a high level summary explaining the nature and reasons for the current status and the reasons for changes (or lack of) in the status from the previous period.
Apart from being a useful communication tool, this representation will provide you, as a project manager, a good view of what your project looks like and where your pain points are.
Think about it!