Eligible families can apply for a grant of at least £120 to help with the cost of school uniforms. The Scottish Government and local authority leaders have reached an agreement to increase the national school clothing grant to a minimum of £120 per eligible primary school pupil and £150 perRead More →

Children and young people are getting geared up for a summer of fun as an exciting programme of activities is being delivered by over 100 City of Edinburgh Council services and partner organisations across the Capital. The Get into Summer initiative is part of a nationwide scheme funded by theRead More →

Investment of almost £1 billion to tackle child poverty in the last financial year has been welcomed by Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison. She has also pledged to bring forward “game changing” policies as she called for society to unite to eradicate child poverty in Scotland. Ms Robison was speaking asRead More →

Bonaly Scout Centre next to the Pentland Hills has been transformed into a huge outdoor adventure arena for thousands of Edinburgh school children as part of a special ‘Epic Day’ out. More than 3,000 Primary 7 pupils are descending on the site and into the Pentland Hills Regional Park forRead More →

More than seven out of ten children in Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) are now receiving the full 1,140 funded hours. The number of children has risen by 10,510 since February – an increase from 65% to 72%. The latest data from the Improvement Service shows that at the endRead More →

More than 90,000 primary school pupils will be entitled to new free school meal support in term time. The Scottish Government and local authority partners have reached agreement to introduce universal free school lunches for primary 4 and 5 children and targeted support during school holidays for all eligible primaryRead More →

Key national agencies Education Scotland (ES) and the SQA will be reformed as part of ambitious plans for Scotland’s education recovery. Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said the role, remit and purpose of both organisations will be considered, as well as their functions and governance arrangements. Ms Somerville announced the reformsRead More →

Financial support for school costs and healthy foods. Low income parents are being encouraged to apply for the financial support they are eligible for. This year’s Best Start Grant School Age Payment opened yesterday (1 June) to families who get tax credits or certain other benefits and have a childRead More →