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HILLS state schools are set to receive more funding next year following record investment by the NSW Government.

The big winners are Castle Hill High School, which will receive more than $700,000 – an increase of about $106,000 on 2015; and Kellyville High School, which is in line for almost $520,000 – up from about $420,000 last year.

In the primary school sector, Murray Farm Public School will score about $700,000, an increase of $136,572 on 2015. Matthew Pearce Public School will receive almost $740,000, up from about $552,000 last year.

Baulkham Hills state Liberal MP David Elliott said public schools in his electorate would share in more than $5.2 million worth of funding. “This substantial ongoing investment in public education is fantastic news for our schools and will further boost their efforts to deliver improved student results,” he said.

Castle Hill state Liberal MP Ray Williams said schools in his electorate would receive more than $4.7 million.

“This needs-based funding can be used in a variety of ways, including employing speech pathologists or specialist teachers to target learning areas,” Mr Williams said.

The funding is part of the Government’s commitment to the Gonski agreement, which aims to deliver more funding to schools.