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CHILDREN IN WEST LOTHIAN EXCELLING UNDER SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

CHILDREN IN WEST LOTHIAN EXCELLING UNDER SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

Published date : 20 April, 2022

Angela Constance MSP has welcomed figures which show children in West Lothian are excelling under the Scottish Government.

 

West Lothian Schools across are benefitting from £5m of funding for the coming year to reduce the attainment gap in the area.

 

As a result 95.3%  of young people in the area go on to positive destinations. The latest figures also show that 10,936  have went into a modern apprenticeship under the Scottish Government.

 

In helping to close the attainment gap, there are currently 5,294 children receiving free school meals.

 

Commenting, Angela Constance MSP said:

 

“Since the Scottish Government formed in 2007, attainment and the number of pupils going on to positive destinations has improved in West Lothian.

 

“This is down to the funding the Scottish Government has provided to reduce the attainment gap and I am delighted that this will continue as £5m has been committed to reduce the gap even further for the coming year.

 

“The Scottish Government is also ensuring that P1-3 children have the best start to their day by providing free school meals. This will also be extended to all primary schools within this parliamentary term.

 


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Council area

Attainment gap funding (£m)

No. of children receivng FSM

Positive destinations (%)

Modern Apprenticeships under SNP

Aberdeen

3.1

4,951

95.4

10,613

Aberdeenshire

2.9

7,377

96.2

14,346

Angus

2.1

3,218

95.7

7,608

Argyll and Bute

1.3

2,224

95

4,471

Clackmannanshire

1.5

1,660

95.9

3,860

Dumfries and Galloway

2.8

4,491

94.6

9,921

Dundee City

5

4,079

93.6

9,109

East Ayrshire

3.5

3,534

95.7

8,320

East Dunbartonshire

1.6

3,252

98.6

5,246

East Lothian

1.5

2,787

96.1

5,568

East Renfrewshire

1.3

33,610

97.4

3,758

Edinburgh

7.2

10,016

95.1

19,523

Falkirk

3.6

4,613

95.4

11,608

Fife

9.8

11,060

93.9

21,106

Glasgow

22.2

24,236

96.2

36,051

Highland

4

6,470

94.3

15,761

Invercylde

2.3

2,313

95.4

4,725

Midlothian

2.2

3,130

95.4

5,845

Moray

1.3

2,482

94.1

5,290

Na H-Eileanan An Iar

0.2

668

N/A

1,420

North Ayrshire

4.2

4,125

95.2

9,877

North Lanarkshire

9.1

10,399

94.5

26,592

Orkney Islands

0.2

579

96.5

1,371

Perth and Kinross

1.6

3,672

96.5

9,508

Renfrewshire

4.3

4,654

96.5

12,456

Scottish Borders

1.7

2,827

95.5

5,360

Shetland

0.2

717

96.5

1,880

South Ayrshire

2.3

2,915

98.3

6,587

South Lanarkshire

8.2

9,300

96.2

21,760

Stirling

1.4

2,107

95.7

5,361

West Dunbartsonshire

3.1

2,453

91

7,162

West Lothian

5