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


With guidance from an experienced education consultant, schools work towards a set of national professional standards through which excellence in enterprise and financial education is achievable and exemplary. 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 make informed, independent financial decisions, having developed employability skills and career aspirations.

‘Financial education is a core life skill, by teaching children how to manage money and develop their positive attitudes to all matters of finance, we will empower them to play a key role in society. Together with the enterprising skills being built upon we are looking forward to seeing our children progress with problem solving and team building skills.’ Francesca, Phase leader, Lanesfield Primary School.

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