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The Black Country Children's Services Improvement Partnership (BCCSIP) is an Arts Council England bridge organisation.

BCCSIP is a unique, innovative partnership that fosters collaborative approaches to school improvement, placing ownership and decision making with schools whilst meeting market demands from a regional and national perspective.

It’s aims are to assist partner schools and education services in raising the achievement and aspirations of the young people of the Black Country by adding value to existing resources; to place education at the heart of the Black Country regeneration programme and to place the Black Country at the forefront of educational thinking and action.

About bridge organsations

As part of our goal to make sure that every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts and culture, Arts Council England funds a network of 10 bridge organisations as part of the National portfolio. Each of these will use their experience and expertise to connect children and young people, schools and communities with art and culture.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,124,000
  • 2013-2014: £1,152,999
  • 2014-2015: £1,183,208

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How to apply to an Enquiry Stream

A user guide for those schools wishing to apply to the Enquiry stream of funding with Black Country Creative Partnerships, BCCSIP. All applications to be made online at

CPPD User Guide, Change SCs

User guide for School Coordinators starting to use the CPPD whilst working on a change school programme through BCCSIP.

CPPD User Guide, Enquiry SCs

User Guide for School Coordinators working with a Creative Partnerships Enquiry School

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Contact details

Wolverhampton Science Park - PA103
Glaisher Drive
WV10 9RU

52.602482, -2.12778

  • 52.602482 -2.12778

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