CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council has published updated information on school uniform and equipment grant
Welsh Government has introduced a Pupil Development Grant (PDG) Access Grant. This is to provide grant assistance to families on low incomes for the purchase of:
School uniform including coats and shoes;
School sports kit including footwear;
Uniform for enrichment activities, including but not limited to, scouts; guides; cadets; martial arts; sports; performing arts or dance;
Equipment e.g. school bags and stationery;
Specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology; and
Equipment for out of school hour’s trips such as outdoor learning e.g. waterproofs.
IT equipment, such as mobile phones and tablets, are excluded from this funding.
Funding is available to pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals entering:
Reception class of maintained primary schools in September 2020;
Year 3 of maintained Primary Schools in September 2020;
Year 7 of maintained Secondary Schools in September 2020;
Year 10 of maintained Secondary Schools in September 2020;
Pupils in special schools, special needs resource bases, and pupil referral units who are aged 4,7,11 or 14 in September 2020.
The funding is also available to all looked after children of compulsory school age.
Funding of up to £125 is available to each eligible learner, with those in Year 7 being entitled to a maximum of £200.