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School Attendance and Pupil Welfare

Pupil Development Grant - Access

Extension to the Welsh Government Pupil Development Grant – Access Academic Year September 2021 to July 2022

In July 2018 the Welsh Government introduced a new scheme called the Pupil Development Grant – Access. This funding has recently been extended and is now available to pupils who are eligible for free school meals and attending:

Reception of maintained primary schools – compulsory school age

Year 1 of maintained primary schools

Year 3 of maintained primary schools

Year 5 of maintained primary school

Years 7, 8,9,10 and 11 of maintained secondary schools

Pupils in special schools, special needs resource bases and pupil referral units in the above year groups.

The Funding is also available to all Looked After Children of compulsory school age.

Funding of up to £125 is available for each eligible learner with the exception of those in Year 7.  Eligible learners in Year 7 will be entitled to a maximum of £200.

Application forms are available to download here: Application for Welsh Government Pupil Development Grant - Access 21/22



ID: 6663, revised 12/07/2021