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The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls exists to provide the best possible education for all the girls that come here. The School is dedicated to providing excellent learning experiences for all pupils.
The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls was formed in 1974 as a comprehensive school for girls. It was the result of an amalgamation of four schools: Ealing Girls' Grammar, Wood End, The Grange and St Ann's Secondary Modern.
It was named by the London Borough of Ealing after Miss Ellen Wilkinson. Ellen Wilkinson was the first female Minister for Education in the Post War Labour Government - she is remembered as the MP for Jarrow who led the Jarrow Marches to London to draw attention to the plight of the unemployed in the North East following the closure of the shipyard. She also introduced free school milk and raised the school leaving age to 15.
The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls is Ealing's only all girls comprehensive school. We currently take pupils from ages 11 to 18. In 1991, under the LEA's reorganisation plans, it was proposed that we would become an 11-18 school in September 1992. It was as a response to these plans that the School sought Grant Maintained Status. This was accepted and we became Grant Maintained in April 1992. The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls was one of five Grant Maintained Secondary Schools in Ealing.In September 1999 we became a Foundation School.