The 16-19 Bursary aims to help students continue their post-16 education.
All students are eligible to apply for it if they fall into any of the following categories:
- Students from ‘vulnerable groups’ as defined by the government: young people who are looked after in care); care leavers; young people in receipt of income support (or Universal Credit) in their own name; and disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence payments).
- Students who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM).
The Director of Sixth Form and 6th Form Pastoral Lead may identify a student who does not fit into Levels 1 or 2 but is in need of immediate financial support. Any student who falls into this category will be required to provide appropriate evidence of their hardship and consequent need to receive this discretionary payment.