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Sixth form bursary

The government’s 16 to 19 Bursary scheme provides schools and colleges with funds to assist a small number of identified students with the costs of continuing in post-16 education. To help us identify students who are able to claim this financial support, we initially refer to the list of students who are registered as being eligible for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium support. If your son or daughter is in either of these groups they will have been identified for bursary support.

Students in the following groups are also automatically eligible for bursary support:

  • People in care
  • Care leavers
  • Young people claiming income support
  • Disabled young people who receive Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

To enable us to make payments as soon as possible from the beginning of the autumn term, we ask you to advise us, in confidence, if your son or daughter is in any of the categories listed above. We are required to keep on file a copy of any proof of entitlement to the above (e.g. a letter of confirmation that they are receiving a particular allowance), so you will be asked to send originals of any document that would serve this purpose with your letter. The original will be returned promptly. If your son or daughter is not in any of the above categories but you feel there may be reasons why financial support is appropriate, please contact us. We would ask that letters or emails should be received in college by the second Friday of the autumn term which will then enable us to finalise the details of the allocation of funds, with half-termly payments starting shortly afterwards. Payments will be made by BACS, directly to the student’s bank account.

Finally, if your son or daughter is not currently eligible for bursary support but their circumstances change during the course of the academic year, please let us know as we may be able to offer some assistance.

Document Title
Sixth Form Bursary letter 2018 Download
Bursary application form Download

Students are well cared for in the sixth form. Students told inspectors that they could approach any member of staff if they had a problem.

Ofsted, November 2015