The Government has allocated each school with limited funds for the 16-19 Bursary which aims to support young people who face significant financial barriers to continue in education Post-16.
There are two different Bursary Funds which are available to students:
This Bursary is for 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.
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 2018-2019 academic year the threshold of household income to be eligible is up to £25,000 per annum.
Please note, students can only apply to one type of Bursary fund.
It is our intention to process applications and advise students via their school email address by Monday 8 October 2018. 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.