Sixth Form Bursary
The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation, so that they can remain in education. We will prioritise allocation of the funding according to personal circumstances and household income.
There are 2 types of 16 to 19 bursaries:
1. Vulnerable Bursary
This bursary is for students aged at least 16 and under 19 in one of the defined vulnerable groups below:
• In Care or recently left care (Care leavers).
• Receive income support.
• Receive universal credit in place of income support.
• Receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and either Employment and Support allowance (ESA) or universal credit.
• Receive Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name and either Employment and Support allowance (ESA) or universal credit.
Students who meet this criterion will be guaranteed a £1200 per year bursary, made payable termly.
2. Discretionary Bursary
All decisions about whether you receive a discretionary bursary, and how much you will receive, will be based on your individual circumstances. This will vary depending on, for example, household income, the distance you travel to school and the requirements of your course.
This bursary is for students who have a gross annual household income of below £40,000 or were in receipt of Free School Meals in Year 11. These students may be eligible for a contribution towards the cost of transport e.g Bus pass, meals, essential course equipment such as textbooks etc, resources and educational visits. Evidence of income is required from a P60 or Tax Credits form (TC602).
Students can apply for the bursary through the Weduc app or, alternatively, obtain a paper copy from the Sixth Form team.