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Information for electors voting in the General Election 2024.

A UK parliamentary election has been called for 4 July 2024. Register to vote by midnight on 18 June 2024: GOV.UK: Register to vote. (opens new window) You can also vote by post: GOV.UK: apply to vote by post (opens new window). The deadline to apply is 5pm on 19 June 2024 or apply to vote by proxy by 5pm on 26 June 2024: GOV.UK: Apply to vote by proxy (opens new window)


Overseas electors may consider applying to vote by proxy. For more information see the General Election 2024 page.

Post 16 and care leavers

The Virtual School continues to support looked-after children and care leavers within education through to the age of 25.

The Virtual School facilitates Personal Educational Planning for young people aged 16-18, to support their continued education, employment or training.

The Virtual School is able to provide advice on access to the 16-19 bursary fund for young people in care and for care leavers.

If you're a young parent you can apply for a bursary from Care to Learn for help with childcare costs whilst you study.

If a young person decides to continue to Higher Education they may be eligible for a £2000 bursary which is paid in 3 annual instalments. For further information, contact the (opens new window).

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