Pupil Deprivation Grant

What is the Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG)?


The purpose of the PDG is to improve outcomes for learners eligible for free school meals (eFSM). It is intended to overcome the additional barriers that prevent learners from disadvantaged backgrounds achieving their full potential.


At St Teilo’s, our plan for using the PDG is integrated into our school improvement plan (SIP), drawing on best practice, well-evidenced interventions and as part of a whole-school strategy.

How the grant is spent


Our PDG spending focuses on two main themes:


  • Academic intervention (for example, tutoring and small group teaching) in key areas
  • Wellbeing and support (for example, behaviour coaching and counselling) for pupils and families


Our PDG is spent alongside another grant, the Educational Improvement Grant, in the following ways for 2018-19:


  • English HLTA £20,289
  • ACE HLTA £31,530
  • Skills HLTA & TAs £53,433
  • Maths and English teaching £112,148
  • Family liaison £15,705
  • Behaviour support £47,700
  • Maths intervention £111,909
  • English Intervention £17,383
  • Safeguarding support £31,584

Further information


To visit the Welsh Government website about the PDG, click here.


For further information about our school and its plan for spending the PDG, please click here or contact:


Mr A Lewis

Business Manager

St Teilo’s Church in Wales High School

Circle Way East

Cardiff CF23 9PD