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Scholarship funding for autumn 2024


NPQ scholarships for the Autumn 2024 Cohort are extremely limited, so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Funding for autumn 2024 will target those teachers and leaders who work in the most challenging schools or educational settings, serving more disadvantaged communities.  As such all programmes are funded for the October 2024 starts for the most challenging schools or educational settings..  Knowing that high-quality teaching can make the greatest impact on pupil outcomes, the DfE is targeting schools in deprived communities, indicated by their Free School Meal (FSM) allocations.

Download the full eligibility document here.

Or go to the DfE Website here.

Scholarship funding to cover the full NPQ course cost will be available to teachers and leaders from:

  • the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding (access the list here)
  • 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage  (access the list here)
  • All scholarships are subject to availability – apply now for the best chance of receiving a scholarship!

For the early years leadership NPQ, highly disadvantaged early years settings will also be eligible (List to be confirmed)

Scholarships will continue to be available to all teachers and leaders from publicly funded schools and 16 to 19 educational organisations for the following NPQs:

  • leading primary maths
  • headship

For the early headship coaching offer, funding to cover the course fees will be available if you are in your first 5 years of headship in England in a state-funded school or state-funded 16 to 19 organisation. You should also be doing or have done the headship NPQ.

For further information on programmes and to start your application please click here 



If your place is not funded find out here more about why we think the NPQs still provide good value for money personal development for school leaders.

Click here to start your NPQ journey