Ysgol Brynhyfryd Pupil Deprivation Grant Statement

The purpose of the Pupil Deprivation Grant is to improve the educational attainment of pupils from low income families and who are entitled to free school meals (eFSM). Schools are expected to maximise the use of this funding by introducing sustainable strategies which will quickly lead to improved outcomes for pupils entitled to free school meals.

As a school, we want to learn from the best practice in Wales and beyond by:

  1. Planning interventions that focus on improving the attainment of pupils from deprived backgrounds, regularly monitoring pupils’ progress and evaluating the impact of the intervention.
  2. Integrating plans for the effective use of the PDG into the school development plan, basing our practice on sound evidence and including them as part of a whole school strategy.
  3. Balancing whole school strategies with targeted interventions to ensure that all learners entitled to free school meals benefit as individuals, whilst the whole school also develops its ability to support every learner to achieve their full potential.

In 2016-17, Ysgol Brynhyfryd were allocated a total Pupil Deprivation Grant of £65,550.

Ysgol Brynhyfryd has a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by GwE and Denbighshire Local Authority, to promote high expectations, attainment and progress and to remove barriers to learning for pupils entitled to this funding.

We have used the funding available to:

  • Provide curriculum enrichment activities such as music lessons
  • Provide curriculum support through homework club and youth worker engagement
  • Provide access to alternative provision for pupils to increase engagement
  • Provide additional support for those pupils with additional needs – ALN, Dyslexia, EBD
  • Provide monitoring and intervention to improve attendance and punctuality
  • Ensure that eFSM learners have full access to all areas of the curriculum by supporting them with the necessary resources
  • Celebrate the achievements of pupils to promote positive engagement and develop partnership working with families.

It is not appropriate for the school to publish a detailed plan as it could identify individual pupils.