We here at Emil Dale appreciate that this will be the first time that many students will be away from home so we give new students as much support as possible in housing our new students; whether it be in a Emil Dale Academy student house or for some students who will be moving into host family accommodation.
EDA sets up a private EDA Facebook "accommodation page" which allows new students to be contacted by existing students with information on houses and rooms that are available. This private web page is also constantly updated by EDA with links to
The EDA Facebook page is a great forum for the students to speak with one another to form groups and also see what potential rooms may be available in existing EDA houses.
- Rent is approximately £80-100 a week (give or take depending on property)
- Council tax is exempt for students for the period of the course that they are on.
- Students usually set up a house account which they pay approximately £40 each per month into to cover utility bills.
- Host families are available in the local area who rent out their rooms. Many of these families are teachers and all families require a DBS check.
Hertfordshire Council is able to award Housing Benefit to students who are studying a Further Education course at EDA. Students would need to start the course before the age of 19 and be living in privately-rented accommodation (which is not affiliated with the educational establishment) to be eligible.
The following course offered by EDA that are eligible for Housing Benefit:
Please note that EDA is not responsible in any way for housing benefit and any changes to the system that authorises this benefit.