Together we Exceed

National Professional Qualifications (NPQ)

Exceed Teaching Schools, via its Leadership Campus at Horton Grange Primary School, is proud to be a lead school and licensee for the new National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) in partnership with Carnegie Leaders in Learning and Northern Lights Teaching School Alliance.

We offer four NPQs:

  • National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)
  • National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
  • National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

Further information about each NPQ

Full details of each NPQ is available here.


Bradford, as an Opportunity Area, will have access to a DfE fund so that schools can access NPQs free of charge. We intend to commence delivery in May 2017 of local clusters of NPQML and NPQSL. NPQH and NPQEL will be available soon afterwards.


Bradford-based schools can download own nomination guidance for fully-funded NPQ programmes here.

The online nomination form is available here.

Application forms

School leaders can complete the relevant application form to apply for a place on the programme (one application per person, please):

Queries and questions

If you have any questions or queries, please contact Carnegie directly:

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