Grants update

Since 2012, the Welsh Government have been providing additional funds for schools to tackle national priorities for education.

Each school in Wales is allocated a sum of money the ‘Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG)’ based on the number of pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM) or are Looked After Children (LAC), Education Improvement grant (EIG) and professional learning Grant.

These grants are utilised to overcome any additional barriers that learners from disadvantaged backgrounds face, which may prevent them from attaining as well as their peers. They are also utilised to support staff readiness for the introduction of the new curriculum in 2020.

Each school is required to draw up a plan and publish how these grants are utilised to support pupils in their school.

Our grants can be found here: