Pupils at Rosneath Primary set to benefit from funding boost

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Published Date: 

18 Aug 2015 - 16:36

Rosneath Primary School is one of 57 schools in Scotland which will benefit from a share of funding aimed at improving literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing for primary school pupils.

The news comes following an announcement made today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that Rosneath is to benefit from the second phase of the Government’s Attainment Scotland Fund.

The Attainment Scotland Fund was launched earlier this year and will see an additional £100 million being distributed over the next four years to schools in the local authorities which have the largest concentrations of households in deprived areas.

Welcoming the news, Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Rory Colville said, “Improving educational attainment and providing children in our area with the best possible start is a priority.

“We are very proud of our young people here in Argyll and Bute. Figures show that the percentage of school leavers in the area that go on to find work, further or higher education or training is at 91%.

“The Attainment Scotland Fund can only help us to progress further and I look forward to following the progress of Rosneath Primary School, its plans and to seeing the impact these actions have. We recognise that education inequalities need to be tackled across the whole of Argyll and Bute however and we would hope that future allocations from the Attainment Scotland Fund will be targeted to support schools across our rural and urban areas."