Pupil Development Grant (PDG) – Access

This grant can be used to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit and kit for activities outside of school for your child. The scheme also includes the purchase of IT equipment, laptop and tablet only, where the school is unable to loan equipment to the family. For those attending a school in Ceredigion and who are eligible: Year 7 pupils will receive £200 while all other years as listed below will receive £125.

If you are currently receiving Free School Meals and your child becomes of eligible age in the 2021/22 academic year, you will automatically be assessed for qualification to the grant. You will be notified by the Authority prior to the start of the academic year if you qualify. You will be eligible for PDG-Access if your child is:

  • entering Reception class;
  • entering Year 1;
  • entering Year 3;
  • entering Year 5;
  • entering Year 7;
  • entering Year 8;
  • entering Year 9;
  • entering Year 10;
  • entering Year 11;

The funding is also available to all looked after children of compulsory school age i.e. Reception to Year 11.

If you are not currently in receipt of Free School Meals then please complete a Free School Meals application form and your PDG-Access will be considered at the same time.