Pupil Equity Funding
What is Pupil Equity Funding?
Pupil Equity Funding is money that will go to your child’s school to help them provide the best possible opportunities for children’s learning. In particular, it is there to help the school support children who experience barriers to learning and who might be falling behind or not getting the same chances in their education because their family is experiencing poverty or other financial difficulties.
This money is given to schools as part of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Attainment Challenge.
Why is the Scottish Government providing the Pupil Equity Funding?
The Scottish Government wants to see every child succeed and achieve their full potential.
That’s why we have decided to give extra money to schools to help them to make education fairer.
Who is the Pupil Equity Funding for?
Pupil Equity Funding is designed to support children in Primary 1 to S3 who are eligible and registered for free school meals.
However, Headteachers can use their judgement to support other children in their school who are affected by poverty.
To view the Pupil Equuity Funding Leaflet please click here