I am going to college this year, I live in the London Borough of Haringey but I did not attend a school in the Borough. Can I apply for a Somerset Award?


 ANSWER: Yes, if you attended a state-maintained secondary school, even if it was not in the London Borough of Haringey - you can apply.


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 I am going to college this year, I live in the London Borough of Haringey. I attended a primary school in the Borough, but I did not attend a Borough secondary school. Can I apply for a Somerset Award?


 ANSWER: Yes, if you attended a state-maintained secondary school, even if it was not in the London Borough of Haringey - you can apply.


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 I am going to college this year, I live in the London Borough of Haringey. I attended a secondary school in the Borough, but I did not attend a Borough primary school. Can I apply for a Somerset Award?


 ANSWER: Yes, if you attended a state-maintained secondary school, even if it was not in the London Borough of Haringey - you can apply.


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 My college course is A levels. Can I apply for a Somerset Award?


 ANSWER: Sorry, but no. The Somerset Award is only available to students studying Full-Time vocational courses.

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 My college course is AS levels. Can I apply for a Somerset Award?


 ANSWER: Sorry, but no. The Somerset Award is only available to students studying Full-Time vocational courses.


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 My college course is GCSEs. Can I apply for a Somerset Award?


 ANSWER: Sorry, but no. The Somerset Award is only available to students studying Full-Time vocational courses.


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 My college course is Part-Time. Can I apply for a Somerset Award?


 ANSWER: Sorry, but no. The Somerset Award is only available to students studying Full-Time vocational courses.


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 I received a Somerset Award last year. Can I apply again?


 ANSWER: Usually, this is possible - but there are conditions that you need to have met. If you stated on your application form last year that you were on year one of a two year course (or year two of three year course, etc), then the Foundation's computer system will automatically send you a Continuation Letter during early July prior to the new academic year. If you do not receive this letter, call the Foundation or send an email with the details.


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 I moved house during my secondary school education and no longer live in the London Borough of Haringey. Can I still apply for an Award?


 ANSWER: You might be eligible. You should have been a London Borough of Haringey resident for the majority part of your time at the secondary school. You should state your in-Borough address and the date you moved house in the space provided (point 2) on the application form and a decision will made by the Foundation on your eligibility.


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I have missed the 31st January deadline for the Somerset Award. Next year, can I apply retrospectively for the year that I have missed?


 ANSWER: Sorry, but no. Once the deadline for a particular academic year has passed, it is not possible to receive any funding for that year.


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 I'm not sure if my secondary school is in the London Borough of Haringey. What are the names of the eligible secondary schools?


 ANSWER: There are 12 secondary schools in the London Borough of Haringey. They are:

Alexandra Park School

Fortismere School

Gladesmore Community School

Highgate Wood School

Hornsey School for Girls

John Loughborough School (closed in 2013)

Northumberland Park Community School

Park View Academy School (used to be known as Langham School)

St. Thomas More School

Woodside High School (used to known as White Hart Lane School)

Greig City Academy (used to be St. David & St. Katharine School)

Heartlands High School

Riverside Secondary Special School (used to be Moselle Upper  School)


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 I think I am eligible for a Somerset Undergraduate Award but I didn't find out about it until after the deadline. Can I apply next year?


 ANSWER: Yes, as long as you are still enrolled and attending the course you can apply. Please Note: This Award is now paid in annual instalments - if you have not applied in your first year, you will not be able to claim retrospectively for the year(s) you have missed.


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 I have missed the 31st January deadline. When can I apply for next year?


 ANSWER: The application forms for the Somerset Undergraduate Award and the Somerset Award are published on the 1st May prior to the academic year to which they relate. You should not use an application form from a previous academic year because the eligibility criteria might have changed.


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 I have moved house since leaving school and no longer live in the London Borough of Haringey. Can I still apply for an Award?


 ANSWER: Yes, but you must state your in-Borough address and the date you moved house in the space provided (point 2) on the application form.


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 I received a Somerset Undergraduate Award last year. Can I apply again?


 ANSWER: If you have already received the larger one-off Undergraduate Award (Academic Years prior to 2009-10) then the answer is sorry, but no. Those older Somerset Undergraduate Awards could only be claimed once during a 3 or 4 year degree course.


If the Award value you received last year was the new lower, amount (i.e. 2009-10 onwards), you do not have to re-apply for the 2nd and or 3rd years because the Foundation will automatically send you a “Continuation Letter” during the Summer prior to your subsequent year’s commencement.


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 I am going to university this year, I live in the London Borough of Haringey but I did not attend a school in the Borough. Can I apply for a Somerset Undergraduate Award?


 ANSWER: Yes, if you attended a state-maintained secondary school, even if it was not in the London Borough of Haringey - you can apply.


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 I am going to university this year, I live in the London Borough of Haringey and attended a primary school there but I did not attend a secondary school in the Borough. Can I apply for a Somerset Undergraduate Award?


 ANSWER: Yes, if you attended a state-maintained secondary school, even if it was not in the London Borough of Haringey - you can apply.


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Why is the value of my Award lower than my friends’ who applied in a previous year?


 ANSWER: From 2009-10 on wards, Somerset Undergraduate Awards are lower than previous years for TWO reasons: firstly, the Foundation’s Trustees have had no choice but make budget reductions due to the effect the global economic crisis is having on the Trust’s income. Secondly, the Somerset Undergraduate Award is now being paid annually up to a maximum of three years.


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