Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF)

The Strategic School Improvement Fund was a grant to support first, infant, primary, secondary, middle, all-through, maintained nursery schools, alternative provision and special academies, maintained schools, post-16 academies, 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.

The Strategic School Improvement Fund is now closed.

There will be no further application rounds. We are currently reviewing arrangements for school improvement support and will announce details of future arrangements in due course.

The Strategic School Improvement Fund: emergency funding will remain open.

Funded projects

Over £56 million has been awarded to a total of 171 projects. The projects are providing support to just over 3,100 individual schools of all types across the country. Find out which projects were successful.