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NPQ Funding

The DfE have announced that NPQ funding from Autumn 2024 will be targeted to those teachers and leaders working in the most challenging schools or educational settings, serving more disadvantaged communities. Therefore, funding to cover the full NPQ cost will only be available to teachers and leaders from the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding and 16-19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage.  For the Early Years Leadership NPQ, highly disadvantaged early years setttings will also be eligible.

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

  • Leading Primary Maths
  • Headship 
  • Early Headship Coaching Offer

For full details, visit Funding for national professional qualifications (NPQs) - GOV.UK (

Further information regarding NPQs costs will be provided by the Hub in due course. 

Does your setting qualify for the government's targeted support fund?

For each teacher or leader a state-funded school and state-funded 16 to 19 organisation employs and who starts a NPQ (Early Headship Coaching Offer is excluded) in the 2023 to 2024 academic year, the following grant payment will apply: 

  • £800 for state-funded primary schools with 1 to 150 pupils 

  • £200 for state-funded primary schools with more than 150 pupils 

  • £200 for state-funded secondary schools and state-funded 16 to 19 educational settings with  1 to 600 pupils 

Full information including participant eligibility criteria and payment details can be found here.