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Pupil Premium

Southbourne Junior School


The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils who are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or have received FSM at some time, known as Ever6, in addition to the number of looked after children (including adopted), who attend the school.  The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.

At Southbourne Junior School we aim to provide support to pupils to ‘narrow the gap’ between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

The service premium, for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces, or have recently left the forces – Ever5, is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for disadvantaged pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring and supportive environment. Every child in our care is valued, respected and entitled to develop to their potential, irrespective of needs.



  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils
  • The funding will be used to narrow the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers
  • The school will aim to use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others
  • We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives



  • Pupil Premium will be clearly identifiable within the budget
  • The Senior Leadership Team, in consultation with staff and governors, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of entitled pupils
  • The school will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils (use of the EEF, Sutton Trust, will be used to help with initiatives)
  • The school will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the Head teacher will report to the governing body and parents on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aim
  • The school will publish online information about how we have used the Premium and the impact of the strategies
  • We will seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these pupils