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School Effectiveness Grant and Pupil Deprivation Grant

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The School Effectiveness Framework (SEF) in Wales will coordinate all of the good work being carried out in order to improve learning and wellbeing.
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These grants provide financial support for our national priorities for schools between 2013 and 2015.

We have outlined our three national priorities for schools, which are to:

  • improve the standards of literacy
  • improve the standards of numeracy
  • reduce the impact of poverty on educational attainment.

The guidance document provides details on making claims for the School Effectiveness Grant and the Pupil Deprivation Grant. It should be read alongside Improving Schools (external link) and the National Literacy (external link) and Numeracy (external link) Programmes, which set out the actions we intend to implement to improve standards.

Supplementary guidance on using the Pupil Deprivation grant in support of arts and cultural activity  (external link) is also available.