The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Unknown
Address Queen's Drive
Acton
London
W3 0HW
Phone 02087521525
Reference Number 101941

Description

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The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, situated at the address W3 0HW in London's borough of Ealing, is a comprehensive foundation secondary school dedicated to the education of approximately 1,400 girls between the ages of 11 and 19 years. Named after Ellen Wilkinson, a historical figure who served as an MP and the first female Minister for Education in Britain, the school combines a rich heritage as the former Ealing Grammar School for Girls with a focus on offering all students, regardless of academic ability, a well-rounded education within a nurturing environment.

Established in 1974, the school derived from four former schools: St Ann's Secondary Modern, Wood End, and The Grange. It became a grant-maintained institution in April 1992 and was awarded special government recognition in 1999, making it a foundation school. The school is known for its academic prowess, maintaining consistently high standards and becoming the go-to non-selective school in Ealing, according to The Good Schools Guide. In 2010, the GCSE results outshone national averages, and A Level results demonstrated the fourth-highest average points score for Ealing schools that year. In recognition of its academic excellence, the school was awarded beacon status in the past and has been recognized as a specialist school for Science and Mathematics. Moreover, the school has been awarded the SSAT Gold Award for Cultural Diversity and has been identified as one of the 'top 100 schools in the country' according to the Department for Education.

The school's campus, found in close proximity to North Ealing and West Acton tube stations, also features notable former pupils such as journalists Tina Daheley, Dame Wendy Hall, and Maxine Nightingale, as well as police officer Shirley Becke and philosophers Sylvia Tait and Jacqueline Rose. Currently, the school is led by Headteacher Ms R Kruger, who began her tenure in 2014, succeeding Ms C Sydenham. However, in 2023, news emerged of the school indicating structural concerns, as it was one of those affected due to the use of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete in construction.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1305

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 209
8 216
9 210
10 215
11 206
12 147
13 102

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2019-06-28
Date Description Report
2019-06-04 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2018-02-28 Short inspection Short inspection
2014-01-14 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-01-09 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2010-02-08 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2009-03-11 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-11-01 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2006-03-08 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2001-01-15 Full inspection Full inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
51.5 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 51% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 66% Upgrade Upgrade

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

School Score Percentile (loc) Percentile (nationwide)
0.58 Upgrade Upgrade

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

GCSE Results

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2023 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 97 31
Third Preference 90 29
From another Local Authority 129 58

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Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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