The16-19 Bursary Fund was introduced in September 2011 to support young people aged 16-19 in full time education who face financial constraints to participation, such as the costs of transport, books and equipment. For 2012-2013, the School has again been allocated a fixed amount of money to administer as the 16-19 Bursary Fund.
The 16-19 Bursary Fund has two elements:
- A bursary of £1200 a year for young people in the following defined vulnerable groups
- In care
- Care leavers
- Young people in receipt of income support
- Disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
- Discretionary bursary awards which can be made to students who face the greatest financial barriers to participation in education. Requests for assistance are individually assessed by the School.
To be eligible to receive a 16-19 Bursary in 2012-13, applicants must
- be aged under 19 at the start of the academic year
- satisfy the Government’s residency criteria
Students in the defined vulnerable groups will need to provide appropriate written evidence of their circumstances and complete an application form.
Students who wish to apply for the discretionary bursary will need to complete an application form detailing the financial costs where assistance is required (e.g. transport, books, equipment, clothing). Documentation may also be required to provide evidence of financial circumstances.
Applications and supporting evidence will be treated confidentially.
Application forms are available from Mrs H James, Sixth Form Centre Manager. All applications must be submitted by Friday 12 October 2012.
N.B. Any significant change in financial circumstances will be considered at any time during the school year, following written notification of the change.
Assessment Criteria and Payments
Each application is assessed by senior members of staff.
For the discretionary bursary, consideration is given to all circumstances with regard to the amounts requested and payments are based on assisting with the actual costs involved. Please bear in mind the School is allocated a set sum of money for the Fund and disbursements have to be managed equitably.
Allocations will be made by cheque to the student as either a single payment or payments spread over the school terms.
Conditions to be met by students
Receipt of a bursary is conditional on the student meeting the following standards;
- Continuation with studies until the end of the academic year
- Adherence to the Sixth Form Agreement regarding attendance, behaviour and deadlines. This document is signed by all students as they are enrolled in Year 12.
- Receipts to be provided where applicable
These conditions will be reviewed termly and failure to meet the agreed standards could result in a reduction or cancellation of payments.
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