Pupil Development Grant (PDG) & Funding


Schools in Wales are given funding on a 'per pupil' basis specifically to support and ensure comparable progress for all pupils in receipt of Free School Meals. Schools have to draw up detailed plans on how they will spend this money and then they have to show the progress that each pupil has made against the spending.


All schools are required to publish the following information on their website about their PDG Funding:

  • The total number of pupils on school roll for September 2021 was 387.

  • The school’s current Free School Meal population is 6.9%.

  • This is an increase of 0.9% as the population for the previous year.

  • The school uses PDG funding to support pupils who currently receive Free School Meals or have done so in the past three years, prioritising those with the greatest need.

The total allocation of PDG and Early Years PDG to this school for April 2021 to March 2022 is £32,200.

The school undertakes the following activities in order to support pupils facing the challenges of poverty and deprivation:

  • Employing a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to lead on supporting and monitoring progress of pupils in receipt of Free School Meals including 1-2-1 working, catch up and mentoring programmes;

  • provision of pastoral and well-being support through the development of our Sunshine Room and staff support.


The school’s PDG and Education Achievement Grant plans are regularly scrutinised by the Governing Body, supported by advice from the EAS (Educational Achievement Service) and monitored by the Local Authority.

If you think you may be eligible for your child to receive Free School Meals please CLICK HERE for more information.