Bob Banner

Schools in Maryhill and Springburn will benefit from a £3m funding boost as part of the Scottish Government’s drive to improve standards in schools, it has been revealed.

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.

17 primaries and 5 secondaries across Maryhill and Springburn 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, SNP MSP Bob Doris said: “This funding comes as great news for a number of primary and secondary schools within my constituency. Maryhill and Springburn will be receiving over £3m new cash and I welcome the Scottish Government’s initiative as it will undoubtedly support many vulnerable youngsters in our communities.

“The SNP in government has made closing the poverty-related attainment gap a number one priority, and the new £120 million Pupil Equity Fund is aimed at doing just that. Every school in my area will benefit.
 
“This new announcement will let parents, teachers and school heads in Maryhill and Springburn can decide how to use this funding to drive up standards and tackle the inter-generational cycle of deprivation in their school.”

Notes:

The £120 million Pupil Equity Fund was announced in the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2017-18: http://news.gov.scot/news/a-budget-for-scotlands-future-1
 
Allocations are based on the number of pupil from P1 to S3 known to be eligible for free school meals, with schools receiving around £1,200 per pupil. The full list of individual school allocations can be found here: [insert link]
 
A suite of information about the most successful approaches and interventions, based on practice examples from around Scotland and the best available international evidence, is being developed: http://news.gov.scot/news/new-attainment-tools-for-teachers

Allocations are based on the number of pupils from P1 to S3 known to be eligible for free school meals, with schools receiving around £1,200 per pupil. Local authority breakdowns are as follows and the full list of individual school allocations can be found here:

 

Local authority breakdowns are as follows and the full list of individual school allocations can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/Raisingeducationalattainment/pupilequityfund/Schoolallocations

Local authority

Primaries*

Secondaries*

Special schools

Eligible pupils

Funding

Aberdeen City

47

12

4

2,288

2,745,600

Aberdeenshire

135

17

4

2,141

2,569,200

Angus

49

8

0

1,761

2,113,200

Argyll & Bute

67

10

1

1,087

1,304,400

Clackmannanshire

18

3

1

1,274

1,528,800

Dumfries & Galloway

92

16

1

2,401

2,881,200

Dundee City

35

8

2

4,145

4,974,000

East Ayrshire

43

9

6

2,784

3,340,800

East Dunbartonshire

35

8

3

1,304

1,564,800

East Lothian

34

6

0

1,308

1,569,600

East Renfrewshire

21

7

1

1,142

1,370,400

Edinburgh City

88

23

11

6,227

7,472,400

Eilean Siar

21

4

0

229

274,800

Falkirk

50

8

3

2,949

3,538,800

Fife

133

18

5

8,156

9,787,200

Glasgow City

139

30

24

18,002

21,602,400

Highland

151

29

3

3,270

3,924,000

Inverclyde

20

6

1

2,042

2,450,400

Midlothian

32

6

1

1,894

2,272,800

Moray

43

8

0

1,059

1,270,800

North Ayrshire

49

9

4

3,660

4,392,000

North Lanarkshire

120

23

13

7,393

8,871,600

Orkney Islands

15

4

0

172

206,400

Perth & Kinross

65

10

1

1,340

1,608,000

Renfrewshire

49

11

2

3,540

4,248,000

Scottish Borders

59

9

0

1,534

1,840,800

Shetland Islands

17

7

0

157

188,400

South Ayrshire

39

8

2

2,019

2,422,800

South Lanarkshire

124

17

6

6,556

7,867,200

Stirling

38

7

1

1,187

1,424,400

West Dunbartonshire

33

5

3

2,817

3,380,400

West Lothian

66

11

4

4,210

5,052,000

Sum of local authorities

1927

357

107

100,048

120,057,600

Grant Maintained

1

1

5

79

94,800

Total

1928

358

112

100,127

120,152,400

*Please note that the number of primary and secondary schools cannot be summed together as they include all-through schools.
*Wallacewell Primary and All Saints Secondary incorporate pupils who live within Bob’s constituency although the school’s location is not.

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