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FIFE SCHOOLS RECEIVE £10 MILLION BOOST FROM PUPIL EQUITY FUND

Publised date : 12 Feb 2018

FIFE SCHOOLS RECEIVE £10 MILLION BOOST FROM PUPIL EQUITY FUND

 

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that a fund aimed at boosting the attainment levels of deprived pupils is set to pay out £10,101,480 to schools across Fife next year.

 

More than 2,300 schools across Scotland are set to benefit from the funding – including 157 across the Kingdom. The funding is targeted towards schools who have the highest numbers of pupils receiving free school meals, so that the money is spent where it is needed most.

 

The significant investment gives money directly to headteachers, allowing them to spend the money on local initiatives that will help close the poverty-related attainment gap.

 

Commenting, the Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, said:

 

“The Scottish Government has made closing the poverty-related attainment gap a key priority in this parliament – and the latest investment of over £10.1 million in schools across the Kingdom is a central part of that.

 

“By placing excellence and equity at the very heart of our schools in Fife, the pupil equity fund will help support the Scottish Government’s transformative education reforms and raise standards across Scotland.  

 

“I know from engaging with a number of head teachers on the subject that some innovative thinking is taking place on how this funding is best deployed and I think that can only benefit the children being educated in these 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

 

 

 

 

Local Reporters, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, St Andrews Citizen, Courier (Fife), EDUCATION
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