The 16 – 19 Bursary Fund provides financial help for students in our Sixth Form provision.
There are two types of 16 – 19 bursaries:
Vulnerable Bursary: A bursary for defined vulnerable groups of UP TO £1,200 a year. Aged 16 or over but under 19. Students need to meet any of the following criteria:
• They are in, or have recently left Local Authority care
• They get Income Support or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves
• They get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in their own name and Universal Credit
Discretionary Bursary: A bursary can be awarded to meet individual needs for students aged 16+. Students in receipt of Free School Meals or with a household income of less than £25,000 per annum are eligible to apply for a discretionary bursary. In exceptional circumstances, a student who has been affected by sudden exceptional changes to their financial circumstances may be eligible.
Both bursaries aim to help with course-related costs to support students to stay engaged with education for example, transport, books and equipment, educational trips and visits. The bursary can also support towards costs incurred from attending college/job interviews and open days.
If your young person is eligible to apply, please complete the application form below and return with any requested evidence for us to process. Please return the completed application form and all supporting documents in an envelope marked ‘Bursary Application’ to the school office, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note = Unfortunately, due to the limited funding the school receives, it may not be possible that every Discretionary Bursary application will be successful. However, we do try to fulfil as many applications as we can – either with full funding or part funding – from the monies provided to us.