Financial Support

16 – 19 Bursary Fund

Bursary Policy 

In Sixth Form students have access to the 16 – 19 Bursary to support their continued education. This financial support can take many forms, but is subject to strict eligibility criteria.

For students who live ‘out of catchment’ we can make a discretionary, small contribution to transport.

There are three types of bursary available. To be eligible to receive a bursary in the 2023 to 2024 academic year, a student must be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31 August 2023.

Students aged 19 or over are only eligible to receive a discretionary bursary if they are continuing on a study programme they began aged 16 to 18, or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Students aged 19 or over are not eligible for vulnerable bursaries.

Vulnerable Bursaries

Bursaries for High-Priority Claimants

Students who are in one or more of the groups below can apply for a vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200 per academic year:

  • Young people in care
  • Care leavers
  • Students getting Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner
  • Students receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right.

Discretionary Bursary

Discretionary bursaries can be awarded to anyone who is deemed to require financial assistance, based on the evidence provided. Whilst claims are encouraged at the start of each term, there is a recognition that family and personal circumstances change throughout the year. Families should contact the Sixth Form team to discuss support requirements and eligibility.

>> Bursary Application Form


Post 16 Transport – School Assistance

For students who live ‘out of catchment’ we can make a discretionary, small contribution to transport costs. It must be understood, however, that the school’s allocation of funding is limited, and that once our funding allocation is exhausted we will not be able to meet any further claim.

>> Post 16 Transport – School Assistance Claim Form