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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 3-11 years. 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 10% of pupils with SEN and 70% EAL. In our last Ofsted in December 2015, we were graded ‘Good’

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.


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. 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

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 2019

Total number of pupils


Number of pupils eligible for PP


Date of next internal review

April 2020

  1. Impact of use of pupil premium ( 2017/2018 -KS2)


Pupils eligible for PP (your school)

Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)

% achieving in reading, writing and maths



% making progress in reading



% making progress in writing



% making progress in maths



% Attendance


96.4% (EWPS average)

After school club take up


(% non PP @ EWPS)

  1. 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

  1. 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

To see the full action plan for this year please click on link below.