National School of Government

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National School of Government
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Agency overview
Dissolved 31 March 2012
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction United Kingdom
Headquarters Sunningdale Park, Larch Avenue, Ascot, SL5 0QE
Employees 232
Annual budget £31.3 million (2008–09)[1]
Agency executive
  • Rod Clark, Principal and Chief Executive

The National School of Government (previously known as the Civil Service College and the Centre for Management and Policy Studies, or CMPS)[2] was the part of the Cabinet Office that ran training, organisational development and consultancy courses for UK civil servants and private individual learners. It was mostly based at Sunningdale Park, near Ascot in Berkshire, but had other centres in Edinburgh and London.

National School of Government also managed Sunningdale Institute – a virtual academy of leading thinkers on management, organisation and governance.

The National School of Government closed on 31 March 2012. Very few of its main functions have been taken on by a new body, Civil Service Learning, which is part of the Home Office.

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  1. ^ National School of Government Annual Report 2008-2009 (PDF), National School of Government, 2009-07-08, archived from the original (PDF) on July 14, 2010, retrieved 2010-12-18 
  2. ^ About us, National School of Government, accessed 10 December 2007 Archived November 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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Coordinates: 51°24′11″N 0°38′23″W / 51.4030°N 0.6396°W / 51.4030; -0.6396