NPQH Delivery and Dates

NPQH Residential 







“What a fantastic residential experience. I genuinely feel valued and looked after – in both my professional development as a leader and because of the impressive hotel facilities. Would recommend this as a real incentive to join this programme above others.”   
Jo Whitmore, Primary Headteacher, Lichfield

At the Alliance of Leading Learning we are intent on investing fully in your professional learning. We want to ensure you have a quality experience and the time to focus solely on your leadership learning without the distractions of the day job. Our NPQH residential has proven to be exceptional and the feedback has been excellent – 100% of delegates on our current cohorts D and E would recommend the programme to a professional colleague. We understand some delegates are anxious about spending two days away from school and family commitments – but all feedback has confirmed such anxieties were surpassed by the deep learning achieved through investing this time.

*Please do contact us at with any personal issues you may have with the residential and we will always do our best to ensure we find a resolution.

Our residentials will be held at the luxurious Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa, a 4 star hotel in Nantwich which is equidistant for our delegates from the North West and West Midlands and is only 5 miles away from Crewe train station.   *Those accessing our NPQH from outside these regions will be contacted as we can offer a room the night before the training.


Dates and deadlines for our next cohort (G), commencing in Autumn term 2019 will be released soon.  Please register to be sent an application form and we will email you as soon as we have dates available.



Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions before you register.


Cohorts currently running (application window now closed)

Cohort A
Launch Day – Friday 10th November   2017
Residential  1 – Thursday 8th & Friday 9th February 2018
Residential  2 – Thursday 15th & Friday 16th March 2018

Cohort B
Launch Day – Friday 17th November  2017
Residential  1 – Thursday 15th & Friday 16th February 2018
Residential  2 – Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th May 2018

Cohort C

Launch Day – Friday 23rd March 2018
Residential  1 – Thursday 21st  & Friday 22nd June 2018
Residential  2 – Thursday 11th  & Friday 12th October 2018

Cohort D

Launch Day – Thursday 15th November 2018
Residential  1 – Thursday 31st January and Friday 1st February 2019
Residential  2 – Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd May 2019

Cohort E

Launch Day – Friday 16th November 2018
Residential  1 – Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March 2019
Residential  2 – Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June 2019

Cohort F 

Launch Day – Tuesday 5th March 2019
Residential  1 – Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th June 2019
Residential  2 – Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th September 2019