QUEEN ANNE High School have been awarded £10,000 so students can have extra lessons during the Easter holidays.

Members of the Dunfermline area committee approved the extra cash that will see eight teachers paid £200 a day with 300 pupils expected to attend.

Figures have shown that pupils who have attended extra classes in previous years achieved higher exams results than those who didn't. 

Queen Anne put forward £6,000 for the project but without support from the Local Community Planning Budget the project would not be able to go ahead. 

Councillor Helen Law, chair of the City of Dunfermline area committee, said: “We’re committed to working towards a Fairer Fife. This project helps us to achieve by giving our young people the chance to reach their full potential. 

"I’m delighted that the committee has agreed to help fund this vital project.”

All schools in Fife are required to develop and deliver a plan for significantly reducing the educational attainment gap.

Councillors were told that providing free school meals and extra support to those who are entitled has contributed to a significant rise in attainment for those from poorer backgrounds.