Pupil spend is above the national average
But we’re no Orkney
South Lanarkshire Council spend over £5000 a year per pupil in Rutherglen and Cambuslang schools - above the national average of £4560.
The figure was released as it was announced South Lanarkshire had been named in the top 20 of best places to raise a child in Scotland.
The area was placed 18th in a list of local authorities in 2015’s Bank of Scotland Children’s Quality of Life Survey.
The average amount spent per pupil at the two town’s four secondary and 16 primary schools was £5018.
Figures, which include statistics for Rutherglen and Cambuslang, show the area has an employment rate of over 75 per cent.
The average primary school class has just under 23 pupils in it while at the area’s secondary schools, the teacher-patient ratio is 12.7.
Of the kids going to secondary, 79.5 per cent achieve five awards at SCQF 4 or better, below the Scottish average of 83.3 per cent.
Only two-thirds of the region have access to broadband, lower than the likes of the Scottish Borders. However, this figure is likely to be affected by rural areas in the southern portion of the region, as will the population density of 178.
Children walking the streets will need to contend with an average of 1437 cars per square mile.
The area also scored well in the ONS survey on personal wellbeing.
The Orkney Islands were named the best place to bring up children in Scotland and the UK as a whole.
Shetland and the Western Isles made up the top three on both a Scottish and UK level.
Earlier this year, South Lanarkshire Council committed itself to spending £ 302.8m on education in 2015/16, the highest of any resource in the region.
Spend These Calderwood pupils can expect to benefit from £5000 spending each on their education