(PDG) Pupil Deprivation Grant

The Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG)


The Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) is the Welsh Government’s principal means of supporting schools to reduce the impact of a disadvantaged background on the educational attainment of pupils who receive Free School Meals (FSM) or who are Looked After Children (LAC).

The PDG is intended to overcome the additional barriers that some learners face which prevent them from attaining as well as their peers, whatever their ability.

PDG Allocation 2015 – 2016

£ 55,650

PDG Targets

This year the targets for the PDG Plan are focused on:

  • To continue to increase Family and Community Engagement
  • Narrowing the gap in attainment FSM/Non FSM
  • Develop social and emotional skills through P & S education and pastoral care structures


The strategies being implemented to meet these targets are:

  • Continue with the Family Learning programmes e.g. Chatterbox, Coleg Cambria Literacy & Numeracy course, Forest School co-ordinator etc
  • To create a Parent Council and to continue to promote the  Family Learning Environment within school
  • To continue to work as a Consortium and with the Family Support Worker to improve attendance, behaviour and attainment of specific individuals and to support vulnerable parents
  • To continue the programme of Maths / English intervention groups to support targeted children to improve their attainment
  • Continue with Homework club for FSM and vulnerable children
  • Continue  Nurture Group in FPH to develop social & emotional skills and improve end of year attainment in PSWC
  • To continue with the work of the Learning Coach at Foundation Phase and KS2 to mentor and support vulnerable children
  • Teacher to deliver Forest School curriculum to develop L&N, PSWC and PSHE in years 2 and 4

Outcomes of the 2014-2015 PDG plan

In 2015 the outcomes of the pupils eligible for the PDG were:-

2014/2015 FSM

  • Fph Y2 cohort             14% of cohort received FSM

70% of FSM pupils achieved their expected targets

The difference in performance of FSM/non FSM was 27.9%

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development 100% of cohort achieved outcome 5+


  • KS2 Y6 cohort 3% cohort received FSM

80% of cohort achieved Core Score Indicator Level 4 in                                                      Maths/Language/Science

The difference in performance of FSM/non FSM was 15.7%

All FSM pupils achieved their expected level

More detailed information available from the school                                  (office/grants/PDG grant 2015 16)