There are funds to help you if you’re studying or starting a course and think you might struggle with the costs for your studies. If you’re aged between 16 and 19 years you may be eligible for a bursary.
Students in care, care leavers or young people in receipt of income support are eligible to a bursary of £1200 per year.
Students experiencing financial difficulty can apply for financial support. Eligibility is determined by means assessment of combined annual household income (to include salary and/or benefits and Universal/Tax credits etc) within the threshold limit.
Financial support will be allocated proportionally per year as follows:
Priority Household Income
- High Plus Under £16,190 (eligible for Free School Meals)
- High £16,191 to £19,000
- Medium £19,001 to £22,000
- Low £22,001 to £25,000
Funding will be made in order of priority. Termly limits will be applied depending on circumstances and the uptake in specific priority groups.
If a student leaves the learning programme or completes their course, they will not be eligible to receive further payment and any overpaid monies may need to be repaid.
IMPORTANT – Please note that payment figures quoted are subject to change dependent on annual funding and demographic need of students which cannot be pre-determined until enrolment and application to the scheme.
The Sixth Form cannot supplement the bursary once its funds have been used up and no further student claims will be possible during that academic year.
Each time a claim is made we will review your attendance and progress in line with the assessment criteria:
- at least 95% attendance
- ATL grades in all of subjects ‘engaged’ or above or showing significant improvement
- meeting of homework and coursework deadlines
- adhering to all aspects of the learner agreement