Photograph: Gordon Macdonald MSP and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at a previous visit to Clovenstone Primary.
Schools in Edinburgh will benefit from a £7.5 million funding boost as part of the Scottish Government’s drive to improve standards in schools.
The funding will be from the Scottish Government’s new £120 million Pupil Equity Fund.
Most local primaries and secondaries are set to receive additional support. It will be up to teachers and school leaders to decide the best way of using the funding to close the attainment gap in their schools.
Welcoming the announcement, Gordon Macdonald MSP said, “Every child in Scotland should 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.
“The SNP in government has made closing the attainment gap our number one priority, and our new £120 million Pupil Equity Fund is aimed at doing just that.
“This new announcement will let parents, teachers and school leaders in Edinburgh see how much funding they can expect to drive up standards and tackle the inter-generational cycle of deprivation in their school.”
Most of the schools that are attended by pupils in this constituency have benefited: -
Bonaly Primary £7,200
Broomhouse Primary £127,200
Canal View Primary £223,200
Clovenstone Primary £94,800
Currie Primary £34,800
Dean Park Primary £10,800
Juniper Green Primary £31,200
Longstone Primary £37,200
Murrayburn Primary £117,600
Nether Currie Primary £9,600
Oxgangs Primary £57,600
Ratho Primary £15,600
Sighthill Primary £84,000
St Joseph's RC Primary £68,400
Stenhouse Primary £110,400
Balerno Community High £19,200
Currie Community High £16,800
Firrhill High £27,600
Forrester High £73,200
St Augustine's High £70,800
Tynecastle High £69,600
Wester Hailes Ed. Centre £82,800
Braidburn Special School £36,000
Gorgie Mills £27,600
Redhall School £56,400
Woodlands School £10,800
The £120 million Pupil Equity Fund was announced in the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2017-18: -
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: -