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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 2023 was 197.

  • The school’s current Free School Meal population is 21.1%.

  • This is an slight increase of 0.2% compared to 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 2023 to March 2024 is £49 400​

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.

  • Release time for 2 members of staff (7 sessions a week) to run a lunchtime Games Club for social development such as turn taking, learning to lose, following rules.

  • Funding Outdoor Learning Course and release time for TA to work with pupils to develop outdoor learning spaces


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.

Pupil Development Grant (PDG) & Funding

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