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)

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Some further details, including the initial statement, can be found on the Welsh Government website.