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Using the Pupil Deprivation Grant in support of arts and cultural activity

Learners from disadvantaged backgrounds may have limited access to cultural experiences and arts activities. This guidance sets out how the grant can be used to improve access to arts and cultural activities and help raise the aspirations of deprived learners.
Using the Pupil Deprivation Grant in support of arts and cultural activity

Arts interventions can be an effective way of increasing the confidence, motivation and aspirations of disadvantaged learners. Arts participation can encourage group working, improve communication skills and stimulate disaffected learners to actively engage with learning.

Read alongside Rewriting the future: Raising ambition and attainment in Welsh schools (external link), this guidance highlights how the PDG can be used to develop interventions in arts and cultural activities to enrich learning.

The Sutton Trust Toolkit (external link) provides further information on a number of intervention strategies to improve attainment in disadvantaged learners.

For further information please contact: deprivationandengagement@wales.gsi.gov.uk 

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