Information for Schools and Colleges

Estranged Students

Estranged Students

You would be eligible for the PARTNERS Programme supported entry route if you are a young person who has no communicative relationship with either of your biological parents/legal guardians and you do not expect this situation to be reconciled.

You are required to provide supporting documentary evidence to confirm your ‘estranged’ status from one of the following sources (on headed paper):

  • Estranged student support group/network, such as StandAlone or the Unite Foundation
  • Social Services/Local Authority
  • A letter from your GP
  • A statement from your school/college

We also take into account your predicted grades and in order to be eligible, your predicted grades must match or exceed the lower PARTNERS offer.

If you're eligible, apply to the PARTNERS Programme now. We look forward to receiving your application.

If you are not an ‘estranged’ student as outlined above, or are unable to provide the necessary supporting evidence, you are not eligible based on this criteria. To check if you're eligible under other criteria, return to the eligibility checker page or have a look at the full list of PARTNERS Programme eligibility criteria.