As part of a recent Scottish Government Campaign, £120 million has been provided to help raise attainment with a focus on supporting those children and young people who face barriers to their learning due to the impact of poverty. The funding is called Pupil Equity Funding (PEF).
PEF is allocated based on the numbers of children and young people from P1 to S3 receiving free school meals in each primary, secondary and special school in Scotland. The funding is available for the financial year 2017/18 and is expected to be available each year for the lifetime of the current parliament.
For each pupil who is registered for free school meals, their school receives £1200 pupil equity funding from the government. This money is to help your school to fund a wide range of initiatives to support achievement.
If you think you may be entitled to free school meals please contact the school for more information.