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Pupil Deprivation Grant 2021-22

PDG Statement 2021-22


The Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) is allocated to schools with pupils who come from low-income families and are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (e-FSM) and pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC). 


Schools are expected to make the best use of this funding to implement sustainable strategies that will quickly bring about changes for learners eligible for free school meals or who are LAC.


As a school we have agreed the following three steps: 


  • identify the target group of pupils, its characteristics and needs 

  • plan interventions which make the most effective use of resources 

  • monitor and evaluate the impact of resources


In 2021-22 has been provided with a PDG allocation of £18,400.


We have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by the City and County of Swansea and Partneriaeth, to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding. We have used the funding available to:


  • Teaching and learning by providing specific high quality training for school staff, regarding the development of writing across all text types.

  • Intervention and support programmes that are proven to have the greatest impact and to be sustainable. These include booster session for developing literacy and Numeracy skills.

  • Use data tracking systems to identify learners’ needs, target interventions and monitor impact.


Please our spend plan for PDG below.


Donna Caswell 




  • Appoint a senior leader within the school to champion pupils who are eligible for FSM

  • Identify eFSM learners and identify support needed to enable full potential

  • Develop lead and deliver intervention programs across all pods eg boost time

  • Deploy a well-being lead to support families and liaise with Early Help Hub.

  • Using the schools assessment system to plan for next steps and drive pupil progress.

  • Supplement educational trips and school uniform for eFSM familes or those facing financial hardship


Success Criteria:

  • Improved outcomes of eFSM pupils.

  • Increased attainment for targeted pupils 

  • FSM and other vulnerable pupils received appropriate intervention and support in order to achieve their expected outcomes


PDG Grant Funding:

PDG Funding = £18,400

15 hours TA support £9,922 (April to Aug)

42.5 hours TA support £9,918 (Sept to March)  (Subsidised by school) 

Educational trip/School uniform £500  (Subsidised by school) 

Links to SDP: L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, C1, C2

Links to Estyn Framework: NIA 1,2,3,4,5