Sixth Form Bursary
The 16-19 Bursary Fund provide financial support to help students overcome specific barriers whilst completing post 16 courses, so they can remain in education. The amount of funding available for each school to distribute through bursary funding has been determined by the government. The fund is, therefore, cash limited and it may not be possible to meet all applications for Level 3 bursaries.
Sixth Formers are encouraged to apply for a bursary as soon as possible filling in the application form and returning it to Mrs N Foster - School Finance Manager. Where the form requires details of specific educational expenses to support their studies, students may include details of books and equipment they need to purchase for their courses, school trips, travel to attend Post 18 further education/training open days, examination re-sits and re-marks alongside any other expenses they feel will be needed to support them in post 16 education.
To be eligible to receive a bursary, the Sixth Former must be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31st August 2023 and satisfy the Educational and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) residency criteria.
Level 1 Bursaries - £1,200 (Vulnerable)
To receive this bursary you must be:-
A young person in care, or
A care leaver, or
A young person in receipt of Income Support (IS) or Universal Credit (UC), or
A young person in receipt of :
- Criteria 1 - Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right
AS WELL AS
- Criteria 2 - Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in your own right.
If you think you are eligible for this bursary, please contact Mrs Ashley Hagedorn.
Level 2 Bursaries - up to £900
Available for students who are registered with KCC for Free School Meals.
These students will be offered a full subsidy towards the Post 16 Travel Card if they have a travel need which will form part of this bursary.
Level 3 Bursaries – up to £750
Available for students whose total household income is less than £25,000 (evidence required).
These students will be offered a full or partial subsidy towards the Post 16 Travel Card if they have a travel need* which will form part of this bursary.
Terms and Conditions
All bursaries are paid subject to students meeting attendance and performance criteria, as stated on the application form.
*Distance from home to school must be more than 2 miles.