The Pupil Deprivation Grant
Purpose of the grant
The purpose of the PDG is to improve outcomes for learners eligible for free school meals
(eFSM) and Looked After Children (LAC). It is intended to overcome the additional barriers
that prevent learners from disadvantaged backgrounds achieving their full potential.
• For each child aged 5 to 15 who is eligible for free school meals (e-FSM), as reported
in the January 2015 Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) return, their school will
The Early Years Pupil Deprivation Grant
Rewriting the future sets out that no child in Wales should be disadvantaged by poverty
and inequality. It supports Building a Brighter Future in highlighting the importance of early intervention and the high returns that can be achieved by investment in programmes that target the earliest years.
For each eligible child aged 3 to 4 in in the Foundation Phase in maintained and
non-maintained settings an allocation of £300 will be made.