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 189.

  • 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 £36 974.

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

  • Employing additional staff to work with individual children for literacy, reading and maths support.

  • Teaching Assistant to lead on supporting pupils in receipt of Free School Meals through a lunchtime Games Club

  • Release time for DHT to monitor and track attendance and attainment of pupils in receipt of FSM.

  • Provision of pastoral and well-being support through our ELSA program led by HLTA.

  • Procurement of resources for maths, reading and outdoor resources to engage pupils.

  • Procurement of resources to set up a maths library to engage parents of pupils of children in receipt of FSM in their children's learning.


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.

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EIG £66747


Louisa Assirati £21468

Tanya O’Shea £21815

Sally Wood £22184

Sian Whitehead £1280

EYPDG  £3624

Agency Staff


PDG £33350


Literacy, numeracy, wellbeing £13273

Julie James

Carmen Samtaeulalia


Games Club

£1970 Sally Wood



Maths Library £1700

Reading Scheme £8000

Maths Scheme £7034

Outdoor Resources £1302


Release time for DHT for ARR Tracking of Attendance and Attainment FSM £2663

Nicola Balkwill


Reading Intervention FSM £976

Emma Phillips


EIG £66747


Louisa Assirati £21468

Tanya O’Shea £21815

Sally Wood £22184

Sian Whitehead £1280

Pupil Development Grant (PDG) & Funding