Specialist classes win cash
It would also encourage parents to consider such an education for their children, he said.
A consultation paper proposes that the residential costs of educating pupils at these schools should be met by the Government rather than the sending local authority.
It also suggests the money could be used to set up similar schools outwith the central belt and to add specialisms such as drama, the creative arts, science, technology, languages and PEsport.
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