Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England)

Teaching schools, national support schools and multi-academy trusts can apply for funding through the Emergency School Improvement Fund (non-capital) to support schools facing unexpected or imminent failure. 

This can include primary schools; secondary schools; middle schools; all-through schools; alternative provision and special academies; maintained schools; and pupil referral units. 

Applications can be made for short-term support while a longer-term sustainable solution is developed, for example through the support of a new academy sponsor. Applications can also be made for longer-term whole school support where no other sustainable solution can be found to address the school failure.

Schools or academy trusts seeking support through the emergency school improvement fund, should contact the relevant local authority or regional schools commissioner. If they agree that support through the emergency school improvement fund is necessary they will agree which teaching schools, national support school or multi-academy trust should lead that support and submit an emergency funding application on their behalf.

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