DfE LogoThe Strategic School Improvement Fund was a grant to support:

  • first schools
  • infant schools
  • primary schools
  • secondary schools
  • middle schools
  • all-through, maintained nursery schools
  • alternative provision and special academies and maintained schools
  • post-16 academies
  • 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:

  • leadership
  • governance
  • teaching methods and approaches
  • 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.

West Lakes Teaching School Alliance was awarded a SSIF grant to help improve educational outcomes in GCSE English and Leadership in West Cumbria in the summer term 2018.