Pupil Deprivation Grant

Golftyn Schools’ Pupil Deprivation Grant Statement


The purpose of the Pupil Deprivation Grant is to improve the educational attainment of pupils from low income families and who are entitled to free school meals (eFSM). Schools are expected to maximise the use of this funding by introducing sustainable strategies which will quickly lead to improved outcomes for pupils entitled to free school meals.

As a school, we want to learn from the best practice in Wales and beyond by:

  1. planning interventions that focus on improving the attainment of pupils from deprived backgrounds, regularly monitoring pupils’ progress and evaluating the impact of the intervention.
  2. integrating plans for the effective use of the PDG into the School Development Plan, basing our practice on sound evidence and including them as part of a whole school strategy.
  3. balancing whole school strategies with targeted interventions to ensure that all learners entitled to free school meals benefit as individuals, whilst the whole school also develops its ability to support every learner to achieve their full potential.

In 2019 – 20 Golftyn School has been allocated a total Pupil Deprivation Grant of £86,900

Golftyn School has a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by GwE and Flintshire Local Authority, to promote high expectations attainment and progress and to remove barriers to learning for pupils entitled to this funding.

We have used the funding available to:

  • Improve THE behaviour and wellbeing of disadvantaged pupils through emotional and social communication groups working with the Learning Coach and other support staff
  • Provide opportunities for vulnerable pupils that enhance their experiences of the world around them with Forest School
  • Improve the learning for pupils with ALN by addressing the pupils’ needs
  • Promote engagement with the wider community and improve the social and emotional skills of disadvantaged pupils i.e. pre-school, parents, carers, family learning anf family engagement working
  • Subsidise residential trips, breakfast club and music lessons

It is not appropriate for the school to publish a detailed plan as it could identify individual pupils.