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S5O-00381: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the total value is of the Attainment Scotland Fund and what proportion of this has been allocated to schools in Dumfries and Galloway.

Answered by: John Swinney 23 November 2016

We will allocate £750m through the Scottish Attainment Challenge over the course of this Parliament. This year, Dumfries and Galloway has been allocated up to £267,786 - £151,253 through the Attainment Challenge Innovation Fund and £116,533 for the two schools which are in the Attainment Scotland Fund Schools Programme - Kelloholm Primary and Sanquhar Academy.

From next April, schools in Dumfries and Galloway will benefit from the £100m which will be allocated direct to schools on the basis of the number of children in each primary school and the first three years of secondary school that meet the national eligibility criteria for free school meals.