SOUTH LANARKSHIRE SCHOOLS RECEIVE £8 MILLION BOOST FROM PUPIL EQUITY FUND

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SOUTH LANARKSHIRE SCHOOLS RECEIVE £8 MILLION BOOST FROM PUPIL EQUITY FUND

A Scottish Government fund aimed at boosting the attainment levels of the most deprived pupils is set to pay out £7,988,400 to schools across South Lanarkshire next year.

More than 2,300 schools across Scotland are set to benefit from the funding – including 148 in South Lanarkshire. The significant investment gives money directly to head teachers, allowing them to spend the money on local initiatives that will close the poverty-related attainment gap.

Commenting, SNP MSP for Rutherglen, Clare Haughey, said:

“The SNP has made closing the attainment gap our priority in this parliament – and the latest investment of nearly £8 million in our schools and our children across South Lanarkshire is a key part of that.

“Every child should have the best possible start in life, no matter their background – and the role that schools play in giving children the support they need is absolutely vital.

“That is why it is right that this significant investment to close the poverty-related attainment gap goes straight to head teachers – giving those with the most intimate knowledge of their schools the ability to develop initiatives to benefit children in Rutherglen and Cambuslang.

“And with schools benefiting from this latest round of funding – following a similar significant investment last year – even more of our children are going to benefit from creative new initiatives that will help to tackle the attainment gap in our schools.”

ENDS

Notes:

Local breakdown of funding:

 

  Number of schools receiving PEF Allocations
Aberdeen City 61 £2,845,080
Aberdeenshire 159 £2,906,520
Angus 57 £2,118,240
Argyll & Bute 75 £1,401,600
Clackmannanshire 22 £1,575,120
Dumfries & Galloway 110 £2,972,520
Dundee City 43 £4,980,840
East Ayrshire 57 £3,465,000
East Dunbartonshire 44 £1,588,440
East Lothian 40 £1,565,160
East Renfrewshire 31 £1,412,040
Edinburgh City 122 £7,452,120
Eilean Siar 23 £290,880
Falkirk 61 £3,577,320
Fife 157 £10,101,480
Glasgow City 191 £21,785,160
Highland 183 £4,095,000
Inverclyde 28 £2,436,120
Midlothian 39 £2,273,160
Moray 52 £1,341,960
North Ayrshire 60 £4,413,960
North Lanarkshire 156 £8,834,880
Orkney Islands 18 £232,200
Perth & Kinross 74 £1,661,520
Renfrewshire 62 £4,272,240
Scottish Borders 68 £1,841,280
Shetland Islands 20 £233,880
South Ayrshire 50 £2,413,200
South Lanarkshire 148 £7,988,400
Stirling 45 £1,483,440
West Dunbartonshire 41 £3,425,880
West Lothian 82 £5,160,840
Sum of local authorities 2379 £122,145,480
Grant-Maintained 8 £112,800
Total 2387 £122,258,280

 

Date published: 30th January 2018

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