The share each school is due to receive from the Scottish Government’s new £120 million Pupil Equity Fund has been revealed by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.
Twenty-four primaries and all three secondaries across the constituency are set to receive additional support worth thousands of pounds. It will be up to teachers and school leaders to decide the best way of using the funding to close the poverty related attainment gap in their schools.
Welcoming the announcement, Linda said:
“Every child in Scotland deserve the best possible start in life. It is unacceptable for children from the poorest backgrounds to have their chances limited by circumstances outside their control, and this funding boost will go some way to addressing that issue.
“The SNP in government has made closing the poverty-related attainment gap our number one priority, and our new £120 million Pupil Equity Fund is aimed at doing just that – as demonstrated by the extra support for schools in East Kilbride.
“This announcement will let parents, teachers and school leaders in the town see how much funding they can expect to drive up standards and tackle the inter-generational cycle of deprivation in their school.”
Additional funds for schools within East Kilbride below: