The Government has allocated each school with limited funds for the above and the school is ready to consider applications. The 16-19 Bursary Fund aims to support those young people who face significant financial barriers to continue in education Post-16.
An email was sent to all Sixth Form students on Friday 9 September 2016 with an application form attached for completion and return. This application is to be returned either via email (email@example.com) or to the Sixth Form Office, by Friday 30 September 2016, although applications can be made throughout the year.
There are two different Bursary Funds which are available to students. They are:
This Bursary is for those students who face the most serious financial barriers and are considered the most vulnerable. Students who fall into the following categories will qualify and be eligible to receive a bursary of up to £1,200 a year:
A young person in care
A care leaver
A young person in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit in their own name
A disabled learner in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance/or Personal Independence Payments.
The student must be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August before the academic year they require the Bursary for to qualify.
Eligibility for the Discretionary Bursary takes into account various aspects of family income and evidence of this will be required to process applications. For the 2016 – 2017 academic year the threshold of household income to be eligible is £25,000 per annum or less.
Please note, students can only apply for one type of Bursary.
It is our intention to process applications and advise students via their school email address by Monday 10 October 2016. Please keep any receipts for bus passes or items purchased in the meantime as we will be able to meet the cost retrospectively as long as we have proof of receipts, should you be eligible.
For more information, please click here or contact Mrs Wheatley on 01603 497767.