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Ellen Wilkinson
Primary School

Pupil Premium



Context of Ellen Wilkinson Primary School

Ellen Wilkinson is a mixed primary school serving pupils from 3-11years. There are approximately 480 pupils on roll made up of over 90% ethnic minority pupils with a wide range of heritages and 47 different languages spoken. There are currently 13% of pupils with SEN and 70% EAL. In our last Ofsted in June 2019 we continued to be GOOD, it was however stated that “…the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas. This may indicate that the school has improved significantly overall. Therefore, I am recommending that the school’s next inspection be a section 5 inspection.”

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students on roll known to be eligible for Free School Meals or who have claimed within the last 6 years (Ever 6), as well as students who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months by the Local Authority. Children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to this funding. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how it is being used. Funding is currently at £1,345 per pupil.


We organise teaching and learning at Ellen Wilkinson in order to meet the needs of all children in the most effective way. We allocate some of the Pupil Premium money to make sure all children have their needs met through quality first teaching. EWPS ensures that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups, including our socially disadvantaged children, and that their needs are effectively assessed and met. We further support these groups using many strategies that are beyond the remit of the expenditure report.

We recognise that not all children who receive the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) will be socially disadvantaged, and we also recognise that not all the children that are disadvantaged receive the Pupil Premium grant. Given this, we carefully track how well Pupil Premium Grant children are achieving as a group compared to their peers at EWPS and nationally.

Pupil Premium Income

Due to the falling number of Ever 6, there has been an ongoing decline in PP income despite high social deprivation in the local area. However, the impact of the COVID pandemic has significantly increased numbers in receipt of Free School Meals, although this is not fully reflected in this year’s allocation as the autumn not spring census was used. It remains to be seen if therefore the government continues to fund PP at the current levels. Therefore, costs reflected in this report show PP contribution + main school budget contribution to ensure that initiatives that have shown significant impact can still continue.

2014-15: £209,000 - 2015-16: £197,000 - 2016-17: £185,000 - 2017-18: £160,000 - 2018-19: £145,000

2019-20: £145,000 - 2020-21: £145,000 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement: Ellen Wilkinson Primary School

1. Summary Information


Ellen Wilkinson Primary School

Academic Year


Total PP budget


Date of most recent PP review

April 2021

Total number of pupils


Number of pupils eligible for PP


Date of next internal review

April 2022



2. Impact of use of pupil premium ( 2018/2019 -KS2)


Pupils eligible for PP (your school)

Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)

% achieving in reading, writing and maths



% achieving in reading, writing and maths (higher standard)



Progress in reading

0.7 (average score 104)


Progress in writing



Progress in maths

4.2 (average score 108)


% Attendance


96.3% (EWPS average)

After school club take up


(TBC % non PP @ EWPS)


3. Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP, including high ability)

In-school barriers


Securing expected progress and attainment


Effective support of pupils emotional and health barriers


Effective interventions to ensure accelerated progress


Levels of punctuality and attendance

External barriers


Parental Involvement


Future aspirations and goals


4. Desired Outcomes


Desired outcomes and how they will be measured

Success criteria


The in-school attainment gap between PP and non-disadvantaged pupils is reduced in all subjects

The gap between school and national is reduced


To develop access to a range of services available to support of PP pupils well-being

Pupils become involved in individual and group activities provided both internally and externally to support well-being


To increase the opportunities for targeted extended school activities

Increase the number of out-of-school hours activities

Increase the uptake of activities by PP pupils


Support the attendance and punctuality of PP pupils through increased monitoring and engagement with families

The gap between PP and non-PP pupils punctuality and attendance is reduced


5. Long Term Plan (3-year plan)


  • In reviewing previous years' impact, we are looking to continue prioritising the desired outcomes in section 4 for the next three years.
  • Although this will be kept under review, it was envisaged that similar expenditure focus will continue to deliver this.
  • The reason for this decision is the positive impact this approach has had on pupil outcomes over time including in the last set of statutory tests in 2018-19 where our disadvantaged pupils have been in line with or outperformed non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.
  • This is also evidenced by the fact the school has been awarded London School’s for Success status 3 years out of the last 4 because of the effectiveness of impact on outcomes for pupils in receipt of pupil premium, making it one of the top 8% of London schools in this area.
  • In the absence of statutory assessment for 2019-20 & 2020-21 the school is using internal data to track progress made by all groups including those in receipt of pupil premium. This internal assessment is made up of teacher assessment, Renaissance tests and for 20220-21 only NFER.


  • The long term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related school site closures remains to be seen as the concern is that pupils in receipt of PP may have been further disadvantaged for several reasons including: access to technology to access remote learning, housing conditions, less structured learning environment, capacity for family support.
  • Support groups and attendance support referenced in this report have run virtually during lock down and are in a slightly different format when onsite due to the need to maintain COVID ‘bubble’ approach.
  • Although the additional COVID premium is being targeted to support this group with additional tuition / focus groups (please see separate report) many of these

children will also receive the support measures that are outlined in this plan as we see the COVID premium as a ‘Closing the Additional COVID Gap’ measure.



6. Planned Expenditure

Academic Year



  1. Quality of teaching for all & Closing Gap of PPP (see targets on SDP)

Desired Outcome

Chosen action/approach

What is the evidence/rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff Lead

When will you review implementation

School attainment in reading improves  (A)

  • Higher profile for reading across the school
  • Greater consistency in the approach to the teaching of reading
  • Lexia programme
  • Implementation of Animaphonics
  • Previous LTEs & previous results show inconsistency in teaching and less than expected progress in some aspects of reading
  • Impact data of ECAR
  • Phonic LTEs showed greater consistency in approach needed


Staff training

Clear expectations set

New/refined approach explained

Clear planning expectations made explicit

1 teacher x 1 day a week

1 HLTA x 3 days a week


Monthly following staff inset in January

Quarterly in line with pupil progress meetings


ECAR data & phonic check

School attainment in writing improves (A)

  • Consistent approach through the use of school agreed scheme (changing in 2021)

Greater depth writing outcomes not consistent

Deterioration in writing (quantity and quality) during lockdowns

On-going staff training

Subject leader support

Monitoring & evaluation

Whole school moderation


SLT & CB & ZK & LF

Quarterly in line with pupil progress meetings

School attainment in maths improves (A)

  • Consistent approach through the use of Busy Ants

QLA of KS2 show smaller areas of progress in the consistent use of and application of four operations

On-going staff training

Subject leader support

Clear expectations through calculation policy and example vlogs on school website


Quarterly in line with pupil progress meetings

School attainment and progress improves (A)

  • Y6 booster classes
  • Y5 booster classes

Targeted small group work for short term intervention to accelerate progress

Outcomes measured with and in comparison to class groups


Quarterly in line with pupil progress meetings

Cost breakdown

Year 5 &6 £36,366 (1 x0.5 teacher), reading support and literacy groups  £12,090 (0.4 HLTA), Reading priorities & phonics scheme £15,000 (see SDP),  Lexia £5,571



Total budgeted cost

£ 69,027

PP Contribution

£ 54,027

Sch. Budget Contribution

£ 15, 000

  1. Targeted support (PPP)

Desired Outcome

Chosen action/approach

What is the evidence/rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff Lead

When will you review implementation

Number of pupils involved in external well-being groups/workshops increases  & shows positive impact on wellbeing (B)

  • Involvement with ‘Headstart’
  • Bounce-back (yr5)
  • Champions (yr6)

To develop resilience and transference of these skills to other pupils and further educational settings

Weekly sessions supported by school staff

Initial meetings to ensure expectation and course outline is clear and understood by all parties


Weekly sessions supported by school staff

Annual review by school and provider (July)

Number of pupils involved in internal well-being groups/workshops increases & shows positive impact on wellbeing (B)

Learning Mentors to run pastoral support groups

  • SEMH – life skills
  • Social skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger busting
  • Drawing and talking
  • Transition
  • Motivation
  • Confidence

Pupils to reflect on attitudes and behaviour and how this can impact attitude to learning for themselves, others and the wider environment


Track record of positive impact on well-being & outcomes


Pupil conferencing

Discussions with staff

Changes in behaviour/attitudes to learning


Quarterly and in line with other intervention monitoring

Interventions targeted accurately to support progress (A)

Targeted learning time where teachers are released for an additional hour per week to support pupils progress

EEF case studies into effective feedback contributing significantly to pupil progress

Used as case study for London Schools for Success

On-going sharing of good practice

Pupil conferencing

Outcomes from RAG rated action plans and pupil progress discussions

TLT books


Quarterly in line with pupil progress meetings

Additional learning support & intervention for pupils with SEN &PP

Small target groups & support with whole class planning

  • Dyslexia & Speech & Lang groups
  • EAL groups
  • Early Talk boost

Increased % in school population of SEND particularly in EYFS & KS1 (ASD & Communication)

Not financially sustainable to support on individual basis



Education Plans with progress measures

Pupil data


Quarterly in line with pupil progress meetings

Cost Breakdown

TLT £34,500 (0.7 x teacher), SEN support groups £12,090 (0.4 HLTA) , SEND support £33,636 (0.5 teacher), Learning Mentor  £37,290 (50% of 2LM)

Total budgeted cost

£ 117,516

PP Contribution

£ 81,573

Sch. Budget Contribution

£ 35,943


  1. Other approaches

Desired Outcome

Chosen action/approach

What is the evidence/rationale for this choice?

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff Lead

When will you review implementation

PPP access to after school provision is prioritised (C & D)

  • PP after school club participation prioritised & cost met through PPP

Participation in regular clubs has historically improved attendance of target pupils


Positive impact on pupil wellbeing & provides chance to excel in other areas

Review of club registration & consistent participation


Link with attendance data (see below)


Quarterly in line with reviews at SGT meetings

PPP supported to access enrichment activities (cultural capital)

  • Visit contributions including Fairplay met through PP

Cultural capital

Positive impact on pupil wellbeing & provides chance to excel in other areas




Pupils attendance and punctuality in line with non PP peers & national (D)

  • Trigger level communication in place
  • School link supports target families including regular meetings re: repeated cases of lateness or non-attendance
  • Breakfast club prioritised
  • Additional contact & support
  • Information to ensure all parents understand clear expectations and reminders and tips to support those finding punctuality a challenge
  • Support parents to prioritise children’s attendance & importance of education (including virtually during lockdown)
  • Additional practical support e.g. access to breakfast club to support this

Consistency in the approach and staff dealing with it so parents are clear on expectations and who to go to


Quarterly in line with reviews at SGT meetings

Cost Breakdown

After school clubs £1,500 (reduced due to lockdown), Breakfast club £1000, Attendance target work £8,044 (1 x 0.2 admin), Enrichment £3,500

Total budgeted cost

£ 14,400

PP Contribution

£ 9,400

Sch. Budget Contribution

£ 5,000