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Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Here is information for Senior Students and families on the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA). 

For the latest information, please check out the Glasgow City Council website:






What is an Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)?

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly allowance paid to help young people in education beyond the statutory school leaving age of 16.

Please note payments for approved applications will commence 17 September 2021.  


Do I quality for EMA?

You qualify if you meet the following criteria

  • Household income must be what is detailed under the heading 'What will I get' (see below)
  • You attend a Glasgow School
  • You are aged 16 to 19 years old
  • You attend school for a minimum of 21 agreed learning hours per week
  • You are willing to participate in an approved learning agreement at school
  • You are willing to participate in an approved Activity Agreement ,this a tailored package of activity that has been designed around the young persons, interests, career aspirations and future skills needs. The activity agreement will be agreed between the student and their coach.




How do I apply for EMA?

Sign up for MyAccount and apply online. This must be the Student's own account and not the parent / carer account.

Click on the Online Applications icon on the top right of the screen where you can register or log in if you already have an account.

If you need to update your MyAccount details, please do so via this link. Update MyAccount details

If you have forgotten your MyAccount password, you can reset it here Password Reset


Payment enquiries

Please contact Ms Glass in the school for any payment enquiries in the first instance as missing payments could be due to attendance issues / non mark ups

Payments can be withheld due to unauthorised absence, lack of progress and/or conduct.

For all other enquires please contact us via our online enquiry form here.

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