I'd like to find out how many students are currently taking the Educational Maintenance Allowance in schools and colleges in the local authority areas of Kent and Medway. I'm after figures for each school/college rather than a global figure.

Also like data which can track rate of take up with improvement/fall in standards.

asked 19 Jan '11, 15:42

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edited 19 Jan '11, 15:44

Not the locale you want, but there is a National Statistics publication for Scotland that includes "information on school pupils and college students who received support through the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) scheme in the academic year 2008-09":


There is also aggregated information available for Wales on the data.gov.uk site:



answered 19 Jan '11, 16:53

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edited 19 Jan '11, 16:55

The Guardian data blog has links to a couple of stories on EMA data:

Education Maintenance Allowance: Who gets EMA where you live? which links to datasets on the Young People's Learning Agency site as well as a regional breakdown spreadsheet in the Guardian datastore.

The Guardian datablog post Leeds students hard hit by scrapping of Education Maintenance Allowance gives an example treatment of the data by comparing EMA uptake in Leeds with the uptake in neighbouring areas.


answered 20 Jan '11, 14:51

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