SCHOOLS in Clydebank and Milngavie are set to benefit from extra funding to close the attainment gap, it has been revealed.
MSP Gil Paterson welcomed additional funding of £1,862,400 as part of the Pupil Equity Fund.
A total of £1,351,200 will go to primary schools, £459,600 to secondary and £51,600 to Kilpatrick School.
A total of £1,564,800 to schools in East Dunbartonshire Council.
Teachers will be in direct control of the cash, which was divided up off the number of pupils in P1 to S3 eligible for free school meals.
Mr Paterson, MSP for Milngavie, said: “I am thrilled schools in Clydebank and Milngavie will be benefiting from additional funding from the SNP government. It shows the SNP government’s commitment to helping our most disadvantaged young people.
“This new announcement will let parents, teachers and school leaders across Clydebank and the whole of Scotland drive up standards in education.
“Too many young people are limited in their life chances by having a poor start to life. The flagship promise from the SNP is to close the attainment gap and ensure no child is left behind.”
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