PDG Access

PDG Access

PDG Access is a new Welsh Government fund to assist families in purchasing uniform and other resources for school when commencing Year 7. It replaces the School Uniform Grant and is designed to be more flexible and cover a wider range of expenditure. 

The purpose of the scheme 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 such as school bags and stationery;
  • Specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology; 
  • Equipment for out of school hours trips such as outdoor learning e.g. waterproofs.


The funding is available to pupils who are eligible for free school meals or are looked after when entering maintained secondary schools in September. The amount payable is £125. 

If your child is eligible, please download the form below and return to Mrs. H. Lewis in School and Family Support, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. The postal address is contained at the bottom of the form, or alternatively bring it in to the school reception desk and we will scan and send it for you. 

Further information is available on Welsh Government website


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