11th May 2018
The Education and Skills Funding Agency has announced Expansion Funding for Selective Schools in England and Wales. Known as the Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF) the purpose of the Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF) is to support the expansion of selective schools where:
• There is a need for additional places, both in terms of a shortfall of secondary places in the local area and a demand from parents for more selective places
• Schools have ambitious and realistic plans for increasing access for disadvantaged pupils (by which we mean pupils eligible for the pupil premium)
• They have plans to work with other local schools to increase access for disadvantaged pupils and to raise attainment.
Academy Trusts and Local Authorities can submit applications for the SSEF capital funding, for the 2018 to 2019 financial year (April 2018 to March 2019).
Applications are now open. Information on eligibility and funding criteria can be found on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/selective-schools-expansion-fund
The deadline for receipt of SSEF applications is Thursday 19 July 2018, midday.
Contact us to find out how we can assist with your SSEF applications.