Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF)

The Department has commissioned the Teaching Schools Council to coordinate and support applications from LAs, TSAs and MATs in line with the improvement priorities identified by Sub-Regional Improvement Boards.

Further details regarding the SSIF process, how to access the eligability criteria, queries and support to develop collaborative applications can be found within the information below:

The £140 million Strategic School Improvement Fund is a grant to support primary, secondary, middle, all-through, alternative provision and special academies and maintained schools, and pupil referral units. It is intended to further build a school-led system, and aims to target resources at the schools most in need to improve school performance and pupil attainment; to help them use their resources most effectively, and to deliver more good school places.

Regional Priorities                                           

Eligiblility Criteria                                     

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Eligible schools list

An updated list of eligible schools and accompanying maps have now been sent to members of the Local Partnership Meetings (LPM)/Sub Regional Improvement Boards (SRIBs). This information is privileged but can be shared for the purposes of developing applications to the SSIF, with and within organisations intending to apply to SSIF. The information cannot be shared more widely than this and must not be published or shared in an uncontrolled manner.

If you are a potential applicant and wish to access the eligible schools updated information please contact either your local LPM/SRIB member or email where your request will be considered.