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Pupil Development Grant (PDG).

Pupil Development Grant Statement.

The Pupil Development Grant (PDG) is allocated to school with pupils who come from low income families and entitled to Free School Meals (FSM). Schools are expected to make the most of this funding to implement sustainable strategies that will bring about changes for learners eligible for free school meals. In 2017 2018 the school allocation was £31,050 (of this £29,658.50 was utilised for staffing costs to work with pupils). Early Years Pupil Development Grant was £5,400 (£4,911 was utilised on staffing and £489 on resources).


At school we:

- identify the target group of pupils along with their characteristics and needs.

- plan interventions which make the most effective use of resources.

- monitor and evaluate the impact of resources.


At Penderyn Primary School we have a comprehensive plan to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for children eligible to FSM.


We've provided intervention and support programmes in Literacy & Numeracy that are proven to have an impact on educational attainment (e'g' small group interventions, additional technologies and Language Support work).