The 16-19 Bursary fund recognises the financial demands of Sixth Form study.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a bursary you must be aged 16 years or over and under 19 years old on 31st August in the academic year in which you start your programme of study. You must also satisfy EFA residency criteria.

Bursary funding is dependent on good attendance (above 90% plus no more than four lates per month) and you must not have broken any of the other terms of the Sixth Form Agreement.

There are four levels of Bursary payment:

  • Level One

Eligible students will claim £1,200 per year (£120 per month from October to July)
> Young people in care, including unaccompanied asylum seeking children
> Young care leavers
> Young people getting Income Support and equivalent Universal Credit in their own right 
> Young people getting both Disability Living Allowance (the new Personal Independence Payments) and Employment support in their own right

  • Level Two

If you are in receipt of Free School Meals (parents/carers with a household income below £16,960 and not in receipt of Working Tax  Credits) you can claim £800 per year (£80 per month from October to July). 

Check to see if you are eligible: https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims

  • Level Three

If you are from a household with an income below £20,817 pa and earn less than £75 per week yourself from part-time work, you can claim £300 per year (£30 per month from October to July). Proof of your household income plus your three most recent payslips are needed as evidence.

Download Level 3 Application Form

  • Level Four

If you are from a household with an income below £25,000 pa and earn less than £70 per week yourself from part-time work you may be entitled to one-off assistance up to the value of £250 with course-related costs, such as equipment, books, school trips, university trips and UCAS registration fees. Proof of household income plus your three most recent payslips are needed alongside evidence of the cost of the item(s) being requested.

Download Level 4 Application Form

Payments

BACS transfer to your account only. If you do not have a bank account, please open one.

Footnote

If the uptake is higher than funding received the school reserves the right to reduce the monthly payments in Level 2 and 3 and may review the maximum allowed under Level 4.

Should there be a surplus of funds at the end of  the year any eligible student in Year 12 may be given a ‘Top Up Bonus’ during July for which Governors’ Finance Committee approval will be sought.  This money is to be used to help with incidental expenses prior to entry into Year 13. 

Should any outstanding monies be owed to school at this point e.g. exam resits, school will have the authority to take this from the ‘Top Up Bonus’ and the difference paid to the student.