Primary and secondary schools across the Stirling area will receive £181,816 from the Scottish Attainment Challenge fund in 2018/19 to help boost the attainment levels of the most deprived pupils.
Nine local authorities in Scotland and an additional 74 individual schools will share £50 million funding from the Scottish Attainment Challenge fund for initiatives targeted at children living in communities affected by high levels of deprivation.
This brings the total Attainment Scotland Fund investment to £170 million this year – helping raise attainment in schools across the country.
Stirling area schools already received £1.4 million this year di9rectly from the Scottish Government in a Pupil Equity Fund to help close the attainment gap.
SNP MSP for the Stirling Constituency Bruce Crawford said:
“The latest Scottish Government investment of £180K in the Stirling area’s schools will help us significantly drive up standards in education and raise attainment in our schools.
“We want to ensure that every child in Scotland has the best possible start in life, no matter their background, and this investment will help us narrow the poverty-related attainment gap across Stirling communities.
“We now have hundreds more teachers in classrooms the length and breadth of Scotland as a direct result of the Attainment Scotland Fund – and the SNP Government’s £170 million investment this year will help us raise the bar higher still.”