Pupil Deprivation Grant / Pupil Development Grant

What is Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG)?
The PDG is made available by the Welsh Government to improve outcomes for learners eligible for free schools meals (eFSM), eligible learners in Early Years settings where Foundation Phase is delivered and children who are looked after by the local authority. It is intended to overcome the additional barriers that prevent learners from disadvantaged backgrounds achieving their full potential. Please click on the link below to view our current PDG plan.

PDG Plan 2021-2022

Get £125 to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit and kit for activities outside of school for your child, including:

  • School uniform including coats and shoes;
  • School sports kit including footwear;
  • Uniform for enrichment activities, including but not limited to, scouts; guides; cadets; martial arts; sports; performing arts or dance;
  • Equipment e.g. school bags and stationery;
  • Specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology; and
  • Equipment for out of school hour’s trips such as outdoor learning e.g. waterproofs.

Please note: IT equipment, such as mobile phones and iPads, are excluded from this funding.

To apply for this grant please click here to be directed to the Neath Port Talbot PDG grant access site.