Workington Academy Pupil Premium Funding (PPF)
Pupil Premium Funding was introduced by the government in 2011. The Pupil Premium Grant is funding allocated to schools to enable them to provide additional support to their disadvantaged pupils. The aim of the grant is to help close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. In 2016-17 secondary schools will receive £935 for students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years.
Children who are Looked After attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families – the ‘pupil premium plus’, which will remain at £1,900 per pupil for 2016-17. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers at both primary and secondary level.