We want to celebrate the schools that are championing financial education. Our Centres of Excellence programme does this by recognising and rewarding schools who are committing to excellence in financial education within their own setting and beyond.

We are working with a range of businesses to transform schools into Centres of Excellence by supporting them to successfully deliver practical and sustainable financial education. 

With guidance from a financial education consultant, schools work towards our Young Money improvement framework – a set of national professional standards they need to meet. This involves creating engaging and inspiring learning programmes, alongside staff development and training. Young people are at the heart of the programme. The goal is that they leave school with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to make informed and independent financial decisions.

Centres of Excellence Step by Step Guide

National Conference

We host an annual free Teacher Conference. The day provides a unique opportunity for educators, whether involved in the Centres of Excellence programme or not, to attend workshops focussed around embedding financial and enterprise education, to access up to date tools and resources and to share best practice ideas with like minded people.

Centres of Excellence FAQs

To hear first-hand from our teachers and supporters about the importance of the programme, and what it looks like in practice, take a look at our video!

Question about Centres of Excellence?