THE 16 TO 19 BURSARY FUND
This is money the government gives to schools and colleges to give disadvantaged students. Its purpose is to provide financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation, so they can remain in education.
There are two types of 16 to 19 bursaries:
• A vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200 a year for young people in one of the defined vulnerable groups.
• A discretionary bursary that the school awards to meet individual needs. For example transport, meals, books and equipment.
If students meet the criteria for the discretionary bursary they will receive a small four weekly amount to help with costs of transport, meals, books and equipment etc. They will also be able to apply extra bursary payments throughout the year for help with
Travel for visiting universities or interviews
Geography field trip
English theatre trips
Extra materials for practical projects
Printing costs for portfolios
Travel costs for economics trips
Travel costs for subject related events
Subject specific equipment
Initial application forms will be available from Mrs Petrides at the start of the new school year in September. More information will be given to parents and students via assemblies, email and the Parent Information Evening held at the start of September.
Please be aware that students will need to provide details of a bank account in their name.