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Pupil Premium

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Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. This money is given to schools to spend on interventions which will improve pupil premium pupil’s attainment and progress.

The government believes that pupil premium funding is the most effective way to address the current underlying inequalities between these groups of pupils and their peers.

Crofton Academy is responsible for deciding how this money is spent, however it is assumed that funding will be used to remove barriers to learning so that each pupil can reach their full potential.

Pupil premium funding has been given added weight by Ofsted and schools now have to demonstrate how they spend this money and what impact this has on pupil outcomes.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2024


The pupil premium grant is calculated from data captured during the School Census in January and May each year.  Funding is then made available to schools from September to August.


If your child is eligible for Free School Meals but not currently claiming your child will not attract pupil premium funding.  To get advice on this please visit the Local Authority website and complete an application form. Even if your child is not going to have a lunch at school it is still important to apply as your child will then receive specific intervention funding.

DOES YOUR CHILD QUALIFY? (Wakefield Council Website)

Provided your child is attending school full time they will qualify if you receive: