Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG)

The pupil deprivation grant supports the Welsh Government’s national priorities for all schools between 2013 and 2015. The priority of the pupil deprivation grant (PDG) is to reduce the impact of poverty on educational attainment.

The Welsh government has stated that each individual school is able to decide how it spends its allocation of money to best improve attainment. At Rhydri Primary School, we have planned a series of interventions and activities to ensure that the FSM children in school receive the maximum benefit of the pupil deprivation (PDG) grant.

The total number of pupils on school roll for September 2014 is 91 pupils. The school’s FSM population is under 5%. This is largely the same number as the previous year.

The total allocation of PDG to this school for April 2014 to March 2015 is £2754.

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

▪   Reading intervention;

▪   Mathematics intervention.

The school’s PDG, SEG and WEG Plans are regularly scrutinised by the Governing Body, supported by advice from the EAS and monitored by the Local Authority.