The 16-19 Bursary

Purpose:

The 16-19 Bursary is designed to help students facing financial barriers meet the costs that are related to their participation in sixth form studies. There are two types of bursary. The first is for students who are considered vulnerable by the Department of Education. Secondly, there are discretionary bursaries that the school can offer depending on the circumstances of individuals and their specific educational and financial needs.

What is the bursary for:

  • Books and equipment required for the study of your courses
  • Transport Visits and other course related costs
  • University interviews and open days

What is the bursary not for:

  • Providing learning support. For example, counselling or mentoring
  • Supporting extra-curricular activities where these are not essential to the students’ study programme
  • Supporting general household incomes

Eligibility:

To be eligible to receive a bursary you (the student) must be aged under 19 on 31 August 2020. Note that the bursary is for the academic year 2020/2021 only. Students will need to demonstrate that their financial situation hasn’t changed if they wish to receive bursary support in the second year of their A Level studies. You must also be a UK resident as per the terms of the ESFA funding guidance for 16-19 students.

Applications:

Application forms and a copy of the school’s 16-19 Bursary policy can be found on the school website. Please complete and return forms electronically or by hand to Mr Martin, Assistant Head i/c Student Welfare. Please note that there are three bands of available support and that parents/carers and students will need to provide the appropriate evidence to support their applications.

Conditions:

  • You must have signed the Student Agreement in the Sixth Form Student Planner.
  • You must not have any unauthorised absences.
  • You must not have broken any terms of the Sixth Form Contract as set out in the Sixth Form Planner.
  • You must ensure that you attend all lessons. (unless illness or other acceptable reasons prevent you from doing so)
  • You must keep up to date with all of your academic work.
  • You will be asked to demonstrate a continuing need from Year 12 into Year 13 if you want to receive bursary funding in Year 13.