The Welsh Government’s Pupil Development Grant will be raised for one year by £100 per learner eligible for free school meals.
Families in receipt of the PDG Access Grant will already be using it for essential uniform for their children, so this additional payment will mean that they can cover the costs of extra items such as PE kit, school shoes and other equipment, without needing to make tough decisions in their household budget.
This announcement means that for those learners entering year 7, the grant will be worth £300, and for all other year groups the grant will be worth £225 per eligible learner. All families who are eligible for free school meals will be able to submit a claim over the summer for grant funding.
More information on how to apply can be found here: https://gov.wales/pupil-development-grant-access