Local schools part of new Pupil Equity Funding scheme

The Scottish Government has revealed that several local schools will receive thousands of pounds of funding as part of their Pupil Equity Funding scheme.

More than 2,300 schools across Scotland will receive additional support worth thousands of pounds, to be spent at the discretion of teachers and school leaders to close the poverty related attainment gap in their schools.

The allocations for each school have been confirmed by the Deputy First Minister which includes:

  • Canal View Primary School  £223,200
  • Clovenstone  Primary  school  £ 94,800
  • Murrayburn Primary School  £117,600
  • Sighthill Primary School  £84,000
  • Wester Hailes Education Centre  £82,800

Mr Swinney said:

I want every child in Scotland to have the best possible start in life, and it is unacceptable for children from the poorest backgrounds to have their chances limited by circumstances outside their control.

This Government has made clear our priority is to close the poverty-related attainment gap and our new £120 million Pupil Equity Funding is aimed at doing just that.

We are providing additional ring-fenced funding which will enable individual schools to target support where it is needed the most. The allocations I am announcing today will let parents, teachers and school leaders see how much funding their schools will receive in 2017-18 to help break the inter-generational cycle of deprivation.

The Pupil Equity Funding is on top of the existing £50 million Attainment Scotland funding and in addition to the action being taken by this Government to raise standards for all and make the improvements that are necessary to make Scottish education world-class.


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