Educational Maintenance Allowance

The Education Maintenance Allowance Scheme is a Scottish Government initiative administered by Glasgow City Council Corporate Services. The scheme is intended to encourage young people of low-income families to stay in further education to gain qualifications that will enhance their job prospects.

An EMA is a weekly allowance payable to eligible students who have achieved 100% attendance per week at school and is payable on a bi-weekly basis. The current rate for EMA is £30 per week for qualifying students.

The datasets shown here provide statistics for the uptake, the total spend and the gender split across schools and colleges. The data covers years 2006 -2013. Full Scotland wide datasets can be downloaded from The Sottish Government Website.

In all datasets figures on recipients have been rounded to the nearest 5 (0, 1 and 2 being rounded to 0). Figures on EMA spend have not been rounded. Unknown values are not displayed individually in tables but are included in totals. Figures may not sum to totals due to rounding and the inclusion of unknown values. Unless stated otherwise, percentages in tables are calculated from unrounded values. Percentages in the text of the publication are calculated from the figures displayed in the tables. More information on the preparation and analysis of EMA statistics can be examined here

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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