Skip to content ↓

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 10% 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 £1,320 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. 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: £152,100

1. Summary Information


Ellen Wilkinson Primary School

Academic Year


Total PP budget


Date of most recent PP review

May 2020

Total number of pupils


Number of pupils eligible for PP


Date of next internal review

April 2021


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 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 2 years out of the last 3 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.
  • It is to be noted that PP income has been in decline in recent years due to changes in eligibility criteria, although for 2019-20 there is a slight increase.



  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related school site closures remains to be seen but is likely to be considerable.
  •  The concern is that pupils in receipt of PP may be further disadvantaged for several reasons including: access to technology to access remote learning, housing conditions, less structured learning environment, capacity for family support.
  • As a result, the plan for this academic year has only been followed from September to end of March.
  • Pupils in receipt of pupil premium have been prioritised for target return groups as government guidance allows, we have also ensured hand delivery of study books to individual homes to ensure they are received and this has been supported by individual weekly care calls.
  • Going forward much depends on what restrictions are in place from start of academic year 2020. If all children are back on site, then the current plan can be maintained but may need additional tuition / focus groups (some of which have already been factored into staff deployment for next year)
  • If blended learning continues, an alternative approach may be needed including support with access to technology, target study groups, personalised education plans.
  • It is also to be noted that is likely the number of children in receipt of pupil premium will considerably grow as those eligible for FSM has increased during this period. It remains to be seen if therefore the government continue to fund PP at the current levels.