Financial support for you 2015 - 2016

If you choose to study in the Sixth Form, we will do everything possible to support you financially and ensure this is not an obstacle to you joining us.

There are several elements to the financial support available:

  • Guaranteed Bursary of £1,200* for students in most need and who meet the criteria
  • Income-assessed Bursary for students who meet the Income Assessed Bursary Criteria

*All figures are based on the financial support available in 2015/2016 academic year.

1)Guaranteed Bursary

Those most in need will be eligible for a Guaranteed Bursary of £1,200 a year. You will be eligible for this bursary if you are:

  • in care or a care leaver
  • a young person receiving income support (e.g. young parents, young people living independently, young people who are registered as disabled)
  • or a young person receiving both Disability Living Allowance and Employment Support Allowance

2) Income-Assessed Bursary

College will provide an Income-Assessed Bursary to students who meet our criteria. This will be one or a number of the following:

  • A daily meal allowance on your ID card, and or
  • Help with travel costs, and/or
  • Other course-related expenses e.g. books, equipment, specialist clothing, visits etc.

* All bursary options are subject to satisfactory attendance and attitude to learning

You will be eligible for a bursary if your parents receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit

What do I need to do to apply for a Bursary?

Apply now if you meet the eligibility criteria for a Guaranteed Bursary or an Income-assessed Bursary. You need to complete an application form and return it to the Sixth Form office as soon as possible. Application forms are available to download below or from the Sixth Form office. Please make sure that you include the appropriate evidence with your application.
We will assess your application and send a “Notice of Entitlement” explaining how much bursary you will receive.


How will I get my Bursary?

The Bursary will be paid in instalments either in cash or directly into your bank account:
• Guaranteed Bursary will be paid in weekly instalments
• Income-assessed Bursary will be paid in the most suitable manner depending on what the funds are to be spent on. We will speak to you about this.

What can the money be spent on?

The money is for transport, books, meals or other course-related costs needed to help you to succeed.


Will I automatically get this money / bus pass?

No, all bursary options are subject to a satisfactory attitude to learning and attendance of at least 95%.


Download 16-19 Bursary Application forms below:


Guaranteed Bursary

Discretionary Bursary

Student Eligibility Guidelines