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Ysgol Brynsaron
Brynsaron School

Pupil Deprivation Grant

Pupil Deprevation Grant (PDG) Statement 2018-2019


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The Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) is allocated to schools with pupils who come from low-income families and are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) and pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC).

Schools are expected to make the best use of this funding to implement sustainable strategies that will quickly bring about changes for learners eligible for free school meals or who are looked after children (LAC).

As a school we have agreed the following steps:

  1. identify the target group of pupils, its characteristics and needs
  2. plan interventions which make the most effective use of resources in order to develop literacy and numeracy skills through various intervention programmes such as Dyfal Donc/Catch Up, Springboard, Chatt; including intervention programmes to meet pupil’s social and emotional needs such as Thinking Detectives, Talkabout and Positive Play
  3. monitor and evaluate the impact of resources
  4. provide second hand school uniform and P.E. kit
  5. provide enriched learning experiences/educational visits
  6. contribute towards the Urdd membership
  7. contribute towards guitar or trumpet peripatetic lessons


In 2018-19 Ysgol Gynradd Brynsaron was provided with a Pupil Deprivation Grant allocation of £14,950

At Ysgol Gynradd Brynsaron,we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by Carmarthenshire Local Authority and ERW, to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding.

We have used the funding available to:

  • provide intervention and support to develop the social and emotional skills of the learners
  • focus on pastoral care and deal more directly with the specific needs of disadvantaged learners
  • to listen to disadvantaged learners and provide opportunities for them to participate fully in school life