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MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed a £275,000 funding boost for Western Isles schools.


The cash is part of the Scottish Government’s drive to improve standards in schools.


It is 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.


Alasdair Allan commented: “Every child in Scotland should have the best possible start in life. It is simply wrong for children from the poorest backgrounds to have their chances limited by circumstances outside their control.


“The SNP in government has made closing the poverty-related attainment gap our number one priority.


“This new £120 million Pupil Equity Fund is aimed at doing just that – supporting 21 primaries and four secondaries across the isles.


“This new announcement will let parents, teachers and school leaders see how much funding they can expect to drive up standards and tackle the inter-generational cycle of deprivation in their school.”


£275,000 boost for island schools

2 February 2017