The purpose of the Sixth Form Bursary is to provide financial support to help disadvantaged students overcome specific barriers to participation so that they can remain in education. Payment is provided directly to students.
There are two types of 16 to 19 bursaries:
- Bursaries of up to £1,200 a year for students who are: in care, care leavers, receiving Income Support (IS) or Universal Credit (UC) in place of Income Support in their own right, receiving Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments in their own right.
- Discretionary bursaries that the College awards to meet individual needs such as transport and equipment. Students falling into one of the following criteria may be eligible to apply for this fund: Eligibility to Free School Meals in Year 11, young carer not in receipt of a carers allowance, parental receipt of benefits, household income falling below the threshold of £20,000 or other exceptional circumstances where hardship can be evidenced.
To apply for the 16-19 Bursary Fund, students should complete the application form.