Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) is a cultural education charity that gives young people across the UK the confidence to succeed in life. The world’s largest youth drama festival lies at the heart of SSF’s transformative process. Every year, we work with thousands of pupils from every community, background and school type across the UK. Months of preparation culminate in exhilarating performance evenings in professional theatres nationwide; a night which can give confidence and self esteem to last a lifetime. Our carefully tailored programmes, curriculum resources and standalone workshops improve teamwork and educational attainment. 97% of teachers say their students work better together as a team and 81% report improvements in academic attainment. We engage diverse groups, including those with special educational needs and from minority ethnic backgrounds, and are passionate about reaching those living in areas of deprivation. We also deliver CPD for teachers.