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Sixth Form Bursary

The Sixth Form Bursary Fund is a discretionary fund that allows the school to support financially those Sixth Form students who might otherwise find it difficult to cover certain costs associated with their time in the Sixth Form.

There are two different levels of funding available, each based on the student's level of need.  These are referred to as Level One (Vulnerable Students) - direct bursaries to students classified as vulnerable, such as those living in care - the school has no discretion in the allocation of these bursaries, and Level Two (Discretionary) bursaries - these are based on a student’s total household income AND their needs to participate in education. 

They will also take into account whether a student was eligible for Pupil Premium or means-tested Free School Meals in Years 7 to 11, and whether a student’s parents are in receipt of any benefit payments such as Jobseeker’s Allowance, Tax Credits or Universal Credit. 

Successful recipients will receive the items associated with Sixth Form study, such as textbooks, specialist equipment for specific subjects, travel to school etc. `in kind'.  The schools are not permitted to pay block, blanket or flat rate payments from Bursary funds.

For more information, please see the following documents: