Sixth Form Bursary
To apply for bursary, please complete the attached application form, and return to Mrs Battams by Friday 29th September 2023
To qualify, students must be aged over 16 and under 19 on the 31st August at the start of the academic year in which they start a programme of academic study. They must also be on a full-time programme of study.
Students who qualify will receive funding to help reduce barriers to learning. This, for the most part, will be equipment, textbooks and travel costs. The scheme comprises two parts:
Vulnerable groups Bursary
This bursary is up to £1,200 a year and is paid monthly to those most in need of financial support. It will be awarded to:
- Young people aged 16 and 17 in care.
- Care leavers aged 16, 17 and 18.
- Young people aged 16, 17 and 18 who are in receipt of income support or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves and anyone who is dependent on them and living with them, such as a child or a partner (for example, young people who are living independently of their parents; those whose parents have died and teenage parents).
- Disabled young people in receipt of both Disability Living Allowance and Employment Support Allowance
This bursary is available for students in need of financial support with specific costs to enable them to stay in education and complete their courses, e.g. transport, equipment, fieldwork costs, protective clothing.
The bursary is split into two bands dependent on household income. Eligibility is verified by Tax Credit awards or a P60:
Annual household income of £16,000 or less. Students will receive:
- A daily allowance towards their lunch.
- Reimbursement of the cost of a Herts Saver Card, to enable them to receive discounted bus travel to and from school.
- Payment for essential educational visits during the academic year.
- Reimbursement of the cost of travel to up to 3 University Open Days or Post 18 Job/Apprenticeship interviews (upon production of travel receipts).
Annual household income of £16,000-£24,000. Students will receive:
- Partial reimbursement of the cost of a Herts Saver Card, to enable them to receive discounted bus travel to and from school.
- Partial payment for essential educational visits during the academic year.
- Partial Reimbursement of the cost of travel to up to 3 University Open Days or Post 18 Job/Apprenticeship interviews (upon production of travel receipts).
Students receiving any of the above bursaries will also be able to claim for additional assistance if they are taking part in certain courses with high expenditure, such as Art, Food Technology, and Geography.
Under exceptional circumstances students who are not automatically eligible for an award can also apply for help with one off course related expenses (proof of income or hardship will be asked for).
Applications for additional help will be considered on an individual basis and are dependent upon available funds. Please contact Mrs Battams for more details.
To apply for bursary, please complete the attached application form, and return to Mrs Battams by Friday 29th September 2023.
Applications submitted after this date will be considered in light of available funds.
Government Funding Guide link below: