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Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF)

Exclusive grant to support
the growth of selective schools

FREE help with SSEF bids

The Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF) is available to selective schools that demonstrate how they will attract more disadvantaged pupils.

The first round of the Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF) provided funding of £49.3 million for 16 expansion projects. This will create over 2,700 more grammar school places.

Barker’ Education Team have an unrivalled knowledge and experience in compiling and submitting bids for the expansion of selective schools.

Much of our bid-writing is done on a no-win-no-fee basis giving our clients access to professional expertise with no risk.

Don’t leave the future of your school to chance. Contact the experts to help you deliver your educational objectives.

Barker has an experienced team dedicated to SSEF bids. Contact us today to discuss your project.

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SSEF Case Studies

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Wilmington Grammar School for Girls - New Sports Hall

  • Value: £1.7m
  • Location: Kent
  • Sector: Education
  • Service: Building Surveying, Education Surveys

Having had bids for a new Sports Hall turned down for two consecutive CIF rounds, Wilmington Grammar School for Girls approached Barker to help with a resubmission. Using their knowledge of both education design and the funding application process, Barker were able to reduce costs of the scheme and improve the quality of the submission. This was particularly critical in the very competitive expansion project area where competition for funds is even tighter than condition work.

Every element of the bid was reassessed and reviewed with a particular focus on providing evidence for all criteria. A detailed options appraisal and feasibility study was completed to illustrate the need for the project and the appropriateness of the response.

The project was designed by Lee Evans Architects and planning consent obtained prior to submission. A detailed cost plan and contractor pricing was submitted to support the bid.

The project was granted funding. Barker also prepared a simpler refurbishment and remodelling scheme for the same CIF round which was also successful.

Barker are currently working on a SSEF bid on behalf of this client.