NPQ scholarship funding for the Autumn 2018 intake

The Department for Education has confirmed that it expects to fund all eligible scholarships for Autumn 2018 starters of National Professional Qualifications in school leadership. £10m has been allocated for this.

In the event scholarships are over-subscribed the DfE reserves the right to prioritise funding using the following criteria (in order of priority):

  1. Participants working in Opportunity Areas
  2. Participants working in schools where more than 30% of pupils receive Free School Meals
  3. Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) teachers and leaders
  4. Participants working in a school in an Opportunity Area, where the school is below the Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 4 floor standards