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The Pupil Deprivation Grant allows schools to put in place practical help to improve the educational attainment of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, who often face greater barriers to fulfilling their potential at school. 

As a school, we aim to ensure that every pupil reaches their potential by 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.

We have integrated our PDG allocation into the School Improvement Plan, linking this to whole school strategy.

In 2020 Cynffig Comprehensive School were allocated a total Pupil Deprivation Grant of £173,650.

Cynffig Comprehensive has a comprehensive plan to promote high expectations, attainment and progress and to remove barriers to learners for all pupils entitled to this funding.

We have used the funding available to:

  • Provide staff support for eFSM learners to include:

  • Pastoral Support Officers for KS3 and KS4

  • Family Engagement Officer

  • Learning Support Officers Behaviour and Well-being

  • Learning Support Officer Skills: Literacy and Numeracy

  • Learning Support Assistant 

  • Literacy support / provision. 

  • Direct financial support in cases of hardship.

  • Run the Learning Zone (after school homework club) & breakfast homework club, with provision for staffing, transport and resources. 


  • Provide, direct support for FSM pupils to include:

  • additional extra-curricular activities.

  • provision for ‘Family Learning’ and parental engagement activities.

  • a personalised bespoke alternative curriculum to widen life experiences and progression opportunities. 

  • bespoke learning review days.

  • Learning House provision.

  • ICT resources / study equipment

  • numeracy & literacy resources

  • educational trips and visits

Call Us:

(01656) 740294

Cynffig Comprehensive School, East Avenue, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, CF33 6NP

Fax Us:

(01656) 747940


Want to know what we have achieved? Click on the buttons to view the ESTYN Inspection Reports.


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