Bursary

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Introduction

The School Bursary is a Government initiative to support students in their education.   This application form allows the school to identify students with specific needs who may benefit from the support of a school bursary.    It does not, however, guarantee a bursary being awarded to any student.   Schools have been awarded funding to make discretionary payments to students facing financial barriers to participation in 16 -19 year level learning.   This funding is expected to support learners with costs of transport, meals, books and equipment for study.    Further information is available at https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-for-young-people-16-to-19-bursary-fund-guide

Eligibility

To be eligible for the School Bursary, students must be under 19 years of age on 31 August in the academic year in which they start their programme of study.

Students must meet the criteria below in order to make an application for this funding.  A guaranteed £1200 School Bursary is available to those students who meet one of the following criteria:

A guaranteed £1200 School Bursary is available to those students who meet one of the following criteria:

    • A young person aged 16 or 17 in local authority care.
    • A young person aged 16, 17 or 18 who has recently left local authority care.
    • A young person aged 16, 17 or 18 who is in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit in their own right (for example, young people who are living independently of their parents; those whose parents have died and teenage parents).
    • A disabled young person in receipt of both Employment and Support Allowance/Universal Credit and Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payments in their own right.
  1. A discretionary School Bursary may be awarded to a student who was in receipt of free school meals in Year 11 or 12 (in the case of Year 13 students).
  2. A discretionary School Bursary may be awarded to students living in a household whose family income is below £22,000 (before tax) per year.

Students are responsible for advising Student Services of any change in circumstances which could affect their eligibility for the School Bursary throughout the school year.

The School Bursary is awarded for one year only and students will need to reapply at the start of the next school year if they wish to continue to receive the School Bursary.

Payments

The School Bursary will be awarded to those students in most need on a discretionary basis.  All bursaries will be paid every two weeks (term-time only) into the student’s nominated bank account and will be dependent on attendance and commitment to studies.

The levels of Bursary are determined by the category under which the student applied for the School Bursary as follows:

Category 1             £1200 per annum:

Year 12 Students –  payable in  instalments every two weeks (term time only)

Year 13 Students – payable in  instalments every two weeks (term time only)

Category 2             Up to £700 per annum:

Year 12 Students – payable in instalments every two weeks (term time only)

Year 13 Students – payable in instalments every two weeks (term time only)

Category 3        Up to £500 per annum,

Year 12 Students –  payable in instalments every two weeks (term time only)

Year 13 Students – payable in instalments every two weeks (term time only)

Please note that these levels have been determined for this year only and will be reviewed next year in the light of the funding we receive from the Government.

Applications

To be considered for the School Bursary, a student must submit a completed application form with all supporting documentation required to Mrs Fox by the deadline of 30th September 2018.  Applications after the deadline will only be considered from students who have experienced a change to their circumstances.

 

 

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