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The application round for ADSBM is now closed.


The pilot programme fees are fully-funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) for maintained schools only.

Applicants from outside of the maintained sector should contact the Bursar Development team to discuss programme costs.

Travel and subsistence policy

Travel and subsistence costs will not be met unless under exc

eptional circumstances. Each exceptional case will be considered individually and will fall under NCSL's external travel and subsistence policy if it is deemed a valid claim. Exceptional circumstances are listed below:

Accommodation for face-to-face residential sessions

NCSL will provide accommodation and subsistence for the evening prior to and during the residential face-to-face sessions.

Supply/release cover

NCSL will not meet supply/release cover costs.

Cancellation policy

Prior to acceptance on the programme

If you wish to retract your application, you must contact the programme team as soon as possible at

After acceptance on the programme

Once you have started the programme, if you wish to withdraw you should contact your facilitator to discuss in more detail. All participants who withdraw from the programme will be expected to complete a withdrawal form.