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