£56 million has been awarded in three rounds of the Strategic School Improvement Fund to a total of 171 projects.
The Fund, which was originally announced in 2016 with a budget of £140 million to help the most disadvantaged schools, has now closed with just 40% of the budget allocated. The decision comes two months after the government announced funding of £50 million to 16 grammar schools.
Details of all successful applications to the Strategic School Improvement Fund can be found at this LINK.
The Fund supported:
o First schools;
o Infant schools;
o Primary schools;
o Secondary schools;
o Middle schools;
o All-through, maintained nursery schools;
o Alternative provision and special academies and maintained schools;
o Post-16 academies; and
o Pupil referral units.
The Fund targeted 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.
The Fund supported a broad range of school improvement activities including (but not limited to):
o Teaching methods and approaches; and
o Financial health and efficiency.
The Fund supported medium- to long-term sustainable activities across groups of schools with a preference towards support provided by schools, for schools.
The Strategic School Improvement Fund is now closed. No further application rounds are planned, although the Strategic School Improvement Fund: emergency funding remains open to applications.
Image: Ilsham Church of England Academy in Torbay
was awarded a grant of £255,600 in Round 1 of the
Strategic School Investment Fund.