Student loan help - household income and dependents

I'm trying to understand how student maintenance loans will work in my circumstances, 

Currently my partner is in yr 2 of a 4 yr degree course and get the maximum loan, in part to my income and him having children - happy with that.

Next academic year child 1 starts uni, student loan calculator says they would get £7500 ish maintenance loan

The following academic year, I will have partner, and 2 children at university plus another dependent. 
1st and 2nd child presumably will have similar loans.

Does the student loan system take into account that I have 4 dependents on my salary and I may not be able to top each of their maintenance loans up thereby increasing their loans beyond what the calculator says? 

Or is it just the flat rate on the calculator and it's my problem to sort out? 

I'm sure I had to declare I had dependents on my Husband's application on not sure if this impacted his loan amount? 


Child 1 would be living away
Child 2 is hoping to stay at home when at uni so there would be some difference in their loan amounts anyway. 

My salary is around £38k and as a CS I'm not expecting much in pay rises for awhile

Thank you



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