The 16-19 Bursary Fund is support made available by the Government to help those young people who may be facing financial constraints or difficulties in meeting the cost of accessing post 16 further education.

There are 3 levels to the scheme:

1.  A bursary of £1,200 per year which is payable to students in particular circumstances:

  • young people who have to support themselves and are therefore in receipt of Income Support Allowance
  • young people in care or care leavers

2.  A discretionary bursary is also available for students deemed most in need of financial support. This is based on family income, and to be eligible you must be in receipt of or entitled to free school meals. Written proof of this is necessary, but please note that an application does not guarantee a bursary award due to limits in funding.

3.  A further discretionary award may be available, funds permitting, for students who need additional financial support due to family circumstances, or to meet the cost of a particular expense. This might include travel costs or paying for an educational visit. Evidence of financial need will usually be necessary, this might include:

  • Family P60
  • Tax credit award notice
  • Self-employed income evidence

The bursary award is dependent on meeting our requirements in terms of attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress.

Please note, if you already qualify for free school meals you need to reapply for 6th form – and if you think you may be entitled to free school meals it is well worth applying. Remember we are a school, not a college, so students who are eligible can still receive free school meals in years 12 and 13.

For further information please contact the Sixth Form office.

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