St Paul's VA Primary School

St Paul's Schools’ Pupil Deprivation Grant, Education

Improvement Grant and Professional Learning Grant Statement


The purpose of these grants is to improve the educational attainment including that of pupils from low income families and who are entitled to free school meals (eFSM). Schools are expected to maximise the use of this funding by introducing sustainable strategies which will quickly lead to improved outcomes for pupils entitled to free school meals.


As a school, we want to learn from the best practice in Wales and beyond by:

  • Planning interventions that focus on improving the attainment of all pupils including those from deprived backgrounds, regularly monitoring pupils’ progress and evaluating the impact of the intervention.
  • Integrating plans for effective use, basing our practice on sound evidence and including them as part of a whole school strategy.
  • Balancing whole school strategies with targeted interventions to ensure that all learners including those 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.


In 2021-22 St Paul's VA Primary School were allocated a total Pupil Deprivation Grant of £2,300

In 2021-22 St Paul's VA Primary School were allocated a total Education Improvement Grant of £12,811

In 2021-22 St Paul's VA Primary School were allocated a total Professional Learning Grant of £1,208

In 2021-22 St Pauls VA Primary School were allocated a total Accelerated Learning Grant of £699

St Paul's VA Primary School has a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by GwE and Wrexham Local Authority, to promote high expectations, attainment and progress and to remove barriers to learning for pupils entitled to this funding.

We have used the funding available to:

Source of Funding



Education Improvement Grant


To fund TA training costs to maximise the school’s expenditure of the Pupil Deprivation Grant on pupils in receipt of free school meals and vulnerable pupils not on FSM.

  • Intervention groups
  • Nurture groups
  • Blended Learning
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Support Assistant (ELSA)


Pupil Deprivation Grant


To cover cost of staff delivering Literacy & Numeracy intervention programmes and targeted learning, also emotional support for pupils in receipt of free school meals and vulnerable pupils not on FSM.

This applies to both classes – Foundation Phase and KS2.


Professional Learning Grant (PLG)

Staff to visit best practise schools engaging in Curriculum for Wales and shared planning time for staff preparing for blended learning.



Accelerated Learning Grant


To support the development of independent learning skills, to enable and motivate learners in all groups to make accelerated progress by working more effectively.