16-19 Bursary Fund
St. Clere’s Sixth Form student guidance for an application for an award from the Bursary Fund
The 16-19 Bursary fund is designed to help support those young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education or training, post 16. Bursary funds are to be used to help pay for the costs related to participation in full-time education, such as the costs of transport, equipment, books, travel, exam costs, trips and visits. Some payments may be applied for, on an ad hoc nature, to cover expensive school trips etc. but each will be looked at on an individual basis.
Students will have access to a fund that will pay for items on request. Access may be withheld if you do not comply with the School’s expectations on:
Poor attitude to learning
Attendance to school
There are two types of Bursary:
The following nominated groups are eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year:
- Students in care
- Students who are care leavers
- Students in receipt of Income Support in their own right
- Disabled students in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments
The following discretionary group are eligible to receive access to a fund, the total of which depends on the uptake of students of the entire fund in a given year. The discretionary bursaries are for young people facing financial barriers to participation in education. The eligibility criteria for this is below but the Head of Sixth Form reserves to right to approve or deny application based on resource. Whilst a student may meet the criteria, we may have to prioritise based on need.*
Students who are receipt of the following financial support, are eligible for the discretionary bursary:
- Students from a home with a total household income of £33,271 (the modal average for the Borough).
- Students who appear on the Ever 6/FSM list.
Qualifying Documentary Evidence
Your parent/guardian’s pay slip
Internal school document