Use of the Pupil Deprivation Grant
at Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary School 2023 - 2024

The number on roll at Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary School in September 2023 was 592 including 60 in the Nursery.

The percentage of pupils on roll eligible for free school meals is 7.3%, representing a slight decrease on the previous year.

The total amount of grant funding available to school this year is £70,150 plus an additional £34,500 for the Early Years. 

The expenditure planned each year is laid out in the School Development Plan which is approved by the local consortium; South East Wales Education Achievement Service. (EAS)

The school undertakes the following activities in order to support pupils facing the challenges of poverty and deprivation: -

  1. Employing a member of staff on a full time basis to deliver tailored intervention programmes for pupils entitled to free school meals.  This includes Motional support and intervention. 
  2. Employing a part time family liaison officer who is available to support vulnerable families and their children.  The main focus of the role is developing attendance at school.
  3. Providing financial assistance for residential visits for those pupils entitled to free school meals.  

The school’s PDG and EIG Plans are regularly scrutinised by the Governing Body, supported by advice from the EAS and monitored by the Local Authority, Caerphilly County Borough Council.