PDG – Access
The Welsh Government have recently announced an additional element to the Pupil Development Grant (PDG) which in effect replaces the old School Uniform Grant. The grant of £125 can be used to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit and kit for activities outside of school for your child.
It will be possible to submit applications from 4 September 2018 onwards (deadline for the 2018/19 academic year will be 31 December 2018), and looked-after children and learners eligible for free school meals will be eligible for this grant if they are:
- entering reception class in primary school (September only, i.e. those entering in January or April will become eligible the following September)
- entering year 7 in secondary school
- aged 4 or 11 in special schools, special needs resource bases or pupil referral units
In the first instance please complete an application form*.
* Please ensure the applicant for the PDG is the same person that is the applicant for Free School Meals (where applicable)
Some further details, including the initial statement, can be found on the Welsh Government website.