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Education Maintenance Allowances (EMA) awarded in Wales

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  • Release date: 19 August 2015
  • Period covered: 31 July 2015
  • Next update: 23 September 2015
Data includes information by learning centre type, gender and value of EMA awarded.

The EMA Wales scheme was introduced for 16 year olds for the first time in 2004/05. In 2005/06, the scheme was extended to include 16 and 17 year olds and, in 2006/07, 18 year olds. The scheme is designed to provide an incentive for students from lower-income families to continue and remain in full-time education. It is a weekly allowance linked to satisfactory attendance, for eligible students attending learning centres in Wales.

Monthly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually. The annual report provides advice on the quality of this information and how it can be used.


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