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FAQs post 16 options

Below you will find answers to some questions you may have about post 16 options.

Finance your studies

https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund (for details of 16-19 bursary) https://www.gov.uk/studentfinance (for higher education) Higher Education and other options www.ucas.com www.notgoingtouni.co.uk www.opendays.com www.ukcoursefinder.com www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry  www.fulbright.co.uk (educational opportunities/colleges in USA)

Financial help

The type of financial help you can get will depend on your circumstances.  16 to 19 Bursary Fund If you need financial support to stay in education or training after the age of 16, you can apply at your chosen school, college or training provider…

Financial support (before Money Matters - it should now be under category Training, employment advice and financial support))

In this page you may find information about different types of financial support:  Baby banks Food support Sure Start maternity grant Westminster cost of living support hub Help for households: national advice and support Local and national benefits information Turn 2 us: benefits calculator Budget…

Financial support for young people

Please find below information about financial support available for young people: Student finance Learner support: financial help for over 19s Dance and drama awards Extra money to pay for university Young people's charitable trusts The Prince's Trust Financial support for disabled students

Finding support for autistic Children and Young People

This resource provides guidance and information for families, parents, carers, and professionals looking for support for autistic children and young people in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. There is support available for those who have been diagnosed already, are waiting for a diagnosis, or those…

Fostering and adoption

The Westminster Adoption Service is now run by Coram Ambitious for Adoption. If you are enquiring about Adopting a Child please contact adoption@coram.org.uk.  If you are enquiring about Post Adoption Support please contact corampostadoption@westminster.gov.uk. If you are enquiring about your birth or adoption records prior to 1975…

Free meals for pre-school children in Westminster

Eating well is essential for children in their early years. Pre-school children in Westminster may be able to access free meals at their nursery or childminder. Speak to your Early Years provider for more information or to access a recorded workshop by Change 4 Life…

Free school meals (FSM)

Free school meals is a government initiative which provides children with a nutritious meal during term time. You can apply for free school meals if your child is in full time education and you receive any of the following benefits: Universal Credit (provided you have an…

Funding in the EY (information for practitioners)

In the sections below, you will be able to find specific information about the different source of funding available in the Early Years and related data: Funding for children with SEND: Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up…