PDG Statement

Pupil Deprivation Grant Statement 2016-2017


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 (e-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 LAC.


As a school we have agreed the following three steps:

1. to identify the target pupils, their characteristics and needs

2. to plan interventions which make the most effective use of resources

3. to monitor and evaluate the impact of resources


At Cradoc School we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by Powys Local Authority and ERW, to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding.  As the number of pupils eligible for PDG is fewer than 5, details about the grant and how it is being used is being kept confidential, in order to protect the identity of the children concerned.