Financial support for post 16 students
Pupils from low-income families who wish to remain in school beyond the statutory school leaving age may be able to claim the Welsh Assembly Government’s Education Maintenance Allowance. For further information please contact your child’s secondary school or visit the EMA Wales website.
The EMA Wales website provides help and information for:
- Students. Find out how you could receive a weekly allowance by continuing in education.
- Parents and guardians. Find out how an EMA can help students with the day to day costs of continuing their education.
- Learning Centres (Colleges, Schools and other institutions). Find out what EMA means for your students and the role you have.
For further information please contact your child’s secondary school, EMA Wales Helpline on 0845 6028845, or visit the EMA Wales website.