Sixth Form

Bursaries

Bursary 2

Financial Support for Students

16-19 Bursary Fund - FAQs and and Application form can be found at the bottom of the page.

Background

In September 2011, the Government replaced the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) with a 16-19 Bursary Fund. The fund’s aim is to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers.

Payment will be dependent on meeting agreed attendance, achievement and behaviour criteria as laid out in the Learning Agreement.

Eligibility

Students following Government funded full-time or part-time courses, who are 16 years and over, and under 19 on 31st August in the academic year in which they start their programme of study, who fulfil the residency
criteria in the EFA Funding Guidance for 2013/14 (see https://www.gov.uk/16-to-19-education-funding-guidance).

To be eligible for funding, you must show evidence that you satisfy eligibility criteria.

Process

To apply for a Bursary either download and complete the 16-19 Bursary Application Form (downloadable from the menu on the left of screen) or pick up a form from Ria Patel (Head of Sixth Form). Applications cannot be made until a sixth form place has been confirmed and the student has commenced her studies as a Post -16 student.

Applications will be accepted throughout the academic year to allow for changes in personal circumstances. However, as funds are limited, it is in the student's interest to apply as soon as conveniently possible. All completed applications should be given to Ria Patel (Head of Sixth Form).

Please note that an application will not be assessed unless it contains full details including documentary evidence of household income.

Funding Levels

There are five different funding levels, details of which can be found on the application form below.

  

Discretionary Bursary

Parents/Carers/Students may approach the school at any time in case of hardship (including sudden or temporary circumstances) for assistance, these cases will be dealt with on a case by case basis.  Please contact Miss Ria Patel (Head of Sixth Form) in confidence.

Appeals

Students are entitled to appeal against the decision made in relation to their appplication for a Bursary or the withholding of payments. Students should write a letter of appeal to Mr Mark McShane (Headteacher). This will be forwarded for consideration by an Appeals Panel consisting of Miss Ria Patel (Head of Sixth Form), Mrs Sandra Thomson (Business Manager) and a Governor.

Fraud

Applicants’ parents are responsible for providing true, accurate and complete information on total household income. Fraudulent claims for Bursary allocations will be treated very seriously. Students found to make fraudulent claims will be required to refund all payments and the police will be informed.

Name   Date  
PDF 16 19 BURSARY APPLICATION FORM FINAL MASTER for Sept 2018 18th July 2018 Download >
PDF 16 19 Bursary Termly Payment Request Form 18th July 2018 Download >
PDF Bursary FAQs September 2018 18th July 2018 Download >
PDF Bursary order form 18th July 2018 Download >
PDF Bursary reimbursement form 18th July 2018 Download >
PDF Petty Cash Form1619 18th July 2018 Download >
PDF What can I spend my bursary on.docx 18th July 2018 Download >
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