The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy (HACA) is one of three schools which comprise the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation. With the Haberdashers’ ethos underpinning all of our work, the Federation aims to deliver educational excellence and offers a balanced and challenging curriculum throughout, ensuring accessibility to all. The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy is a specialist Technology academy, educating children from Nursery to Sixth Form through the use of innovative, personalised learning and excellent, specialised teaching.
At HACA, the Haberdashers’ tradition is an integral part of every pupil’s learning. Pupils enjoy a positive learning experience at the Academy and this is reflected in their behaviour and attitude towards learning and to the community as a whole. Students are expected to dress smartly in the Haberdashers uniform and to respect the Haberdashers’ tradition of excellent behaviour, respect for others and politeness.
Targeted academic support is provided to enable all pupils to achieve to their full potential. One of the main advantages of an all through academy is that curriculum experiences have continuity and integration from age 3 to 18. All Primary phase children have an automatic right of entry to the Secondary phase. Transition is seamless between Years 6 and 7 and a dedicated Year 7 learning area facilitates this. Primary and Secondary teachers work together as a single staff body and share their expertise, allowing excellent opportunities for sharing resources, learning from each other and pupil and teacher exchange.
Pupils in the Primary phase follow the a curriculum based on the International Primary Curriculum on both sites, and have access to the Secondary phase specialist provision in areas such as Music, PE, Science, Modern Foreign Languages and Technology. Emphasis is given to providing a safe and supportive experience that encourages high achievement and personal growth.
As the Sixth Form develops at HACA, the Post 16 students will help with mentoring younger students and organising extra-curricular activities. The house system, which mirrors that of Hatcham College and Knights Academy, promotes a sense of belonging and participation and encourages interaction between students of all year groups. The Technology specialism is developing rapidly and provides outstanding opportunities for all academy pupils, including those who demonstrate aptitude in this specialist area. In addition it provides the impetus for academic excellence across the whole curriculum and provides real opportunities for cross-curricular work.
The Primary phase, which is sponsored by the Temple Grove Trust, and the Sixth Form, are fully co-educational. However, classes in the Secondary phase are largely single sex in Years 7 to 11 albeit within a co-educational campus. The rationale behind this is that the Federation strongly believes that better academic process takes place in a single sex context. Boys and girls are grouped together in all other aspects of College life including plays, concerts, educational visits and enrichment activities.
Location: Haberdashers' Aske's Federation,Pepys Road,London, SE14 5SF