The Government has set aside some money for schools, colleges, training providers and local authorities to allocate to young people who need financial support to stay on in further education or training. This is called the 16-19 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 and can be used to pay for items to allows access to their academic studies such as:
Students need to apply to Rivers Sixth Form through Mrs Penberthy (Sixth Form Administrator) and Mrs A Mahoney (Finance), can do so once they know where they will study, after GCSE Results Day.
There are 2 bursaries for Sixth Formers:
Vulnerable Bursary which gets paid directly to the student by the school. Students can get a bursary worth up to £1,200, depending on their circumstances and benefits
They could get up to £1,200, if at least one of the following applies:
They’ll usually get less than the full amount, or no bursary, if one of the following apply:
The school needs to apply for the vulnerable bursary on behalf of the student.
Discretionary Bursary for those who wouldn’t qualify for the Vulnerable Bursary but may need some help. The school decides how much the student gets and what it is used for. The discretionary is paid from the funding we receive directly from ESFA.
The bursary can be used for:
If students are over 19, they will only be eligible for a discretionary bursary. As a school we have our own criteria and look at individual circumstances, including family income. We tend to ask for proof of income and any government support they get. Mrs Penberthy can help provide students with the criteria and any evidence they need.
Please read our school Bursary policy below for more details on eligibility criteria below
For more information please see: https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund/how-to-claim