Craigfelen Primary School PDG Statement

The Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) is allocated to schools with pupils who come from low-income families and are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (e-FSM) and pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC).

Schools are expected to make the best use of this funding to implement sustainable strategies that will quickly bring about changes for learners eligible for free school meals or who are LAC.

As a school we have agreed the following three steps:

1.    to identify the target group of pupils, its characteristics and needs

2.    to plan interventions which make the most effective use of resources

3.    to monitor and evaluate the impact of resources

In 2015 Craigfelen Primary School was provided with a PDG allocation of £53,550

At Craigfelen Primary School we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by CCS Local Authority and ERW, to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding.

We have used the funding available to:

  • enhance teaching and learning by providing an exciting and motivating hands on curriculum that meets the needs of all our pupils.
  • develop expertise of staff to meet needs of disadvantaged learners
  • provide intervention and support programmes that are proven to have the greatest impact and to be sustainable, e.g. linking training to the development of expertise of staff to meet needs of disadvantaged learners
  • implement and use data tracking systems to identify learners’ needs, target interventions and monitor impact.
  • improve attendance of target group by employing a part time pastoral support officer
  • developed leadership capacity to prioritise the impact on the quality of provision and outcomes
  • provide enriched experiences (see attached SDP) through the development of intergenerational community projects through the creative arts.
  • enrich experiences via extra-curricular activities (see attached SDP) through involvement with the dance groups
  • engage with parents and carers / improving attendance through the provision of a pastoral support officer.



Our detailed plan which includes details in respect to how we’re spending the grant is available on request.