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    • dave030445
    • By dave030445 31st Aug 17, 6:01 PM
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    16 and moving out to go to 6th form
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    • 31st Aug 17, 6:01 PM
    16 and moving out to go to 6th form 31st Aug 17 at 6:01 PM
    Hi all quick question is there any financial help for 16 old leaving the family home to study at a 6th form. help with rent or books ect
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    • john240870
    • By john240870 6th Sep 17, 3:03 PM
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    What happens if the bank of mum and dad can't afford the help out does the child have to miss out. By reading this I expect the original posters daughter may have a skill that only a few schools can accommodate. Maybe the original poster could share.
    Last edited by john240870; 06-09-2017 at 3:17 PM.
    • _shel
    • By _shel 6th Sep 17, 4:18 PM
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    What happens if the bank of mum and dad can't afford the help out does the child have to miss out. By reading this I expect the original posters daughter may have a skill that only a few schools can accommodate. Maybe the original poster could share.
    Originally posted by john240870
    Yes she would have to miss out. It's a parents responsibility to care for their children and they get various benefits to support them to do so.
    Thanks to everyone who posts competitions
    • dave030445
    • By dave030445 6th Sep 17, 11:57 PM
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    What happens if the bank of mum and dad can't afford the help out does the child have to miss out. By reading this I expect the original posters daughter may have a skill that only a few schools can accommodate. Maybe the original poster could share.
    Originally posted by john240870
    Yes my Daughter is at a very high level in a sport and is only trying to better herself. Iam disabled and my wife is my carer. we don't have the sort of money needed to help her.
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 7th Sep 17, 5:13 AM
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    Yes my Daughter is at a very high level in a sport and is only trying to better herself. Iam disabled and my wife is my carer. we don't have the sort of money needed to help her.
    Originally posted by dave030445
    Did she start at her college yesterday?
    • dave030445
    • By dave030445 7th Sep 17, 4:53 PM
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    Did she start at her college yesterday?
    Originally posted by Spendless
    No of course not how can she start if we can not afford her rent.
    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 7th Sep 17, 6:31 PM
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    What did the school say when you asked about funding?

    What is her back up plan?
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 7th Sep 17, 7:20 PM
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    No of course not how can she start if we can not afford her rent.
    Originally posted by dave030445
    I should imagine she's incredibly dissappointed if she thought last Thursday/Friday (when you posted) she'd be starting in less than a week, only to discover she can't go.

    When my eldest went to his FE college, we had to fill out a form to say where he was studying and what, to ensure his course was one where we could continue to receive CB. I'd have thought checking your entitlement would be the first step. If you were still eligble, then some of the money could have been used towards her costs, as she wouldn't be costing you as much. Would you be saving money on any sports clubs that she does out of school? It's rare that just a school (ie free) produces the standard of sportmanship required to be playing at a top level (the same is true of dancing/music/drama etc - most are also training outside of school). Is her finding a part-time job an option to help with costs.

    Some dancers go away to train at 16, some of the dance colleges have been able for their students to claim housing benefit, even after new rules came in, but it seems very hit and miss from council to council. Colleges can also offer bursaries, unlikely to be the full amount but perhaps something towards to it. Did you talk to the college about any of the costs involved and how it would be funded.
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 7th Sep 17, 7:24 PM
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    Dave

    Here, some info about housing benefit for certain students. Check with the college if you're unsure what her course/accommodation classes as.

    https://www.nihe.gov.uk/index/benefits/housingbenefit/housing_benefit_advice/students.htm
    • dave030445
    • By dave030445 8th Sep 17, 9:18 AM
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    One very unhappy girl today has started back at her old school in 6th form were she will not be pushed to do well just allowed to plod along. No wonder we don't have good sports people in this country there is just not the help these girls/boys need.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 8th Sep 17, 5:41 PM
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    One very unhappy girl today has started back at her old school in 6th form were she will not be pushed to do well just allowed to plod along. No wonder we don't have good sports people in this country there is just not the help these girls/boys need.
    Originally posted by dave030445
    It seems there is the help at the college you wanted her to attend. Someone else will have taken her place. It is a shame that it isn't open to all, but life isn't always fair.

    Sometimes a situation needs to be managed, I'm not sure it is fair to let someone go through the application/ admission process if there is no way that you can afford to send her. It does sound a bit like sitting a child for 11+ entrance exams for private school with no way to pay the fees.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 8th Sep 17, 8:58 PM
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    O No wonder we don't have good sports people in this country there is just not the help these girls/boys need.
    Originally posted by dave030445
    No, we don't have any successful sports people in this country at all, do we?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36959780
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 8th Sep 17, 9:20 PM
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    One very unhappy girl today has started back at her old school in 6th form were she will not be pushed to do well just allowed to plod along. No wonder we don't have good sports people in this country there is just not the help these girls/boys need.
    Originally posted by dave030445
    If she is not prepared to push herself I doubt she would progress far in sport. She needs to be dedicated and push herself.

    Plenty sportspeople went to an ordinary school but trained outside school hours.

    Does she not have a local club to encourage her?
    • dave030445
    • By dave030445 9th Sep 17, 1:12 PM
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    No, we don't have any successful sports people in this country at all, do we?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36959780
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    Yes they all did very well. But You hear it all the time about how funding is being cut for sport in this country. Most of these sports star when being interviewed say how hard it is and we need more youngsters coming through. It just seams a shame.
    • dave030445
    • By dave030445 9th Sep 17, 1:20 PM
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    If she is not prepared to push herself I doubt she would progress far in sport. She needs to be dedicated and push herself.

    Plenty sportspeople went to an ordinary school but trained outside school hours.

    Does she not have a local club to encourage her?
    Originally posted by sheramber
    She has progressed very well in her sport thanks and she is very dedicated. The trouble in non sports schools they have lots of children all at very different levels. In a specialist school they are all of a better standard and can be pushed harder and no one falls behind.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 9th Sep 17, 9:39 PM
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    Is there no sponsorship available for the stars of tomorrow. Would the sport's governing body know where you could look?
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