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What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help address the underachievement of pupils from low income families. 

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools annually. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium will be spent since schools are considered best placed to access what provision should be made for the pupils that they are responsible for. However, schools must report annually on how it has been spent and on its impact. New performance tables also capture the achievement of disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

The Department for Education classifies a pupil as ‘disadvantaged’ if they meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Pupils in any year group from reception to year 11 that have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • Looked-after children as defined in the Children Act 1989
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • Children in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

Pupil Premium Statement

Click here to view our Pupil Premium Statement for the current academic year and to see the impact of last year's spending Barriers to Achievement

National and in-school data shows that, as a group, pupils eligible for the pupil premium face barriers to educational attainment. Common barriers to underachievement include poor numeracy and/or literacy skills, below average attendance and low aspirations or emotional wellbeing. However we recognise that every child is an individual and so we do not label students. Instead we seek to tackle under performance wherever and whenever it occurs by working to understand students’ individual barriers to learning and then addressing these in lesson where possible. 

Our Vision

Our school vision is to provide an exceptional education for all students, whether disadvantaged or not. We have a moral imperative to ensure that all students have the best possible start in life and so seek provide all students with equal opportunities to achieve their full potential personally, academically and socially. 

Our pupil premium is used to support a range of activities and resources, which support students, whose achievement or whose progress is lower than it should be.

To this end, we aim to ensure that: 

  • all students benefit from the ‘Crayford Advantage’ by making outstanding academic progress in relation similar students locally and nationally
  • every young person classified as ‘disadvantaged’ by the DfE benefits directly from the Pupil Premium funding that the school receives
  • any differences in outcomes between disadvantaged students and their peers are closely monitored using in-school reporting mechanisms
  • we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Therefore we reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any student or groups of students the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged
  • parents of disadvantaged children understand they can make a positive contribution to their children's achievement in school by engaging in school processes and recognising that parent involvement can make a difference

Previous Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium 2020-2021

For 2020-2021, we received £339,024 in Pupil Premium funding. 

Pupil Premium 2019-2020

For 2019-2020, there were 279 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium at Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy.

Pupil Premium 2018-2019:

In 2018/19 there were 116 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy, and 279 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £413,985. Primary allocation: £153,120 and Secondary allocation: £260,865

Pupil Premium 2017-2018:

In 2017/18 there were 177 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy, and 276 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £491,700.

Pupil Premium 2016-2017:

In 2016/17 there were 179 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy and 277 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The income received was £459,275.

Next Pupil Premium Review

The date of the next pupil premium strategy review meeting is September 2022.