Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG)*

The Pupil Deprivations Grant (PDG) along with the School Effectiveness Grant (SEG) are Welsh Government initiatives that aim to provide financial support for the three main areas of national priority for schools:

1 – Improving standards of literacy

2 – Improving standards of numeracy and

3 – Reducing the impact of poverty on education attainment

At Llanwern High School we benefit from this funding support and in-line with Welsh Government
requirements make public the way our school utilises this money.

  • The total number of pupils on school roll for September 2016 is 992
  • The school’s FSM population is under 50% (33% Years 7-11)
  • This is approximately the same as the population for the previous year
  • The total allocation of PDG to this school for September 2016 to July 2017 is £312, 800
  • The school undertakes the following activities in order to support pupils facing the challenges of poverty and deprivation:


– Literacy and numeracy support and intervention programmes in KS3 & 4

– Learning Coach support sessions

– Additional English and Mathematics support throughout the year and enhanced at

   key examination periods in KS4

– After school provision (L3 Programme)

– Alternative provision, curriculum engagement & truancy support programmes

– Cluster projects in conjunction with our feeder school family – KS2 & KS3 projects with focus on Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Technology.

  •  The school’s grant plans are regularly scrutinised by the Governing Body
    supported by advice from the EAS and monitored by the Local Authority.