Emma Seith

The pupil equity fund: all your questions answered

As Scotland boosts funding for deprived students, TESS explores the implications for schools and wider policy

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The Scottish government launched its own version of England’s pupil premium last month, meaning that schools will soon receive more than £1,000 extra for every pupil eligible for free meals. Here, we examine what the new pupil equity fund will look like and the major shift in Scottish government policy that it signals.

What is the pupil equity fund?

The fund will involve schools receiving about £1,200 extra for every child from P1 to S3 who is entitled to free school meals.

How much is it going to cost overall?

The government is investing £120 million in the scheme in the coming financial ...

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