The Government has allocated each school with limited funds for the 16-19 Bursary. The 16-19 Bursary Fund aims to support those young people who face significant financial barriers to continue in education Post-16.
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 and Support Allowance/Universal Credit and Disability Living Allowance/or Personal Independence Payments.
A 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 2019-2020 academic year the threshold of household income to be eligible is up to £25,000 per annum.
Bursaries can only be claimed on certain items which are deemed to be the costs of accessing education, these are:
- UCAS/University visits or interviews
- Educational visits
- Transport to and from Sixth Form and work placement and school thorised work experience
- Laptop computers (loaned from the school)
- Lunches – for work placement and school authorised work experience.
Please note, students can only apply to one type of Bursary fund.
To apply for a Bursary please find attached an application form for completion and return either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Sixth Form Office by Friday 27 September 2019, although applications can be made throughout the year should your situation change.
Should you be in any doubt whether you are eligible for a bursary, or simply require further information on the bursary, please contact Mrs Wheatley in the Sixth Form Office on 01603 497767 or email email@example.com.
It is our intention to process applications and advise students via their school email address by Monday 7 October 2019. 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.