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Pupil Deprivation Grant 2020 - 21

Ysgol Gwynedd's Pupil Development Grant Statement


The purpose of the Pupil Development Grant is to improve the educational attainment and achievements of pupils who are entitled to free school meals (eFSM).


WG Definition 2021/22 - The PDG should be used to support the needs of all children who are or have been eFSM in the previous two years or are looked after. The PDG is intended to provide support to disadvantaged learners to overcome the additional barriers that prevent those from disadvantaged backgrounds achieving their full potential.’


As a school, we will implement the PDG to:

  • Develop early literacy and numeracy approaches
  • Support all eligible learners, including those who are MAT.
  • Forensically track pupils, identify underachievement and use robust intervention strategies.
  • Place a high priority on teaching and learning, quality feedback and metacognition
  • Ensure support staff are highly trained and clearly identify the provision they are leading on
  • Develop effective systems and processes for tracking the pupil’s progress
  • Support pupils during residential visits


In 2021-22 Ysgol Gwynedd was allocated a total Pupil Development Grant of £157,550


Ysgol Gwynedd has reference to PDG in the annual SDP as a vehicle for planning or a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by GwE and Flintshire Local Authority.


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