What is the purpose of 16 -19 Bursary fund?
“The 16 – 19 Bursary fund is designed to help support young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education, or training post-16.”
Education Funding Agency
The objectives of Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy’s 16 to 19 Bursary Policy are:
- to provide financial support to help students overcome specific financial barriers so they can remain in education
- to ensure that vulnerable students receive their bursary entitlement
- to award discretionary bursaries to other students based on individual need
|High priority for students who are:
||Up to £1,200 per year|
|Medium priority for students who:
||Help with the cost of travel, buying essential books and extended learning texts, equipment, travel to HE interviews and open days, UCAS application, work experience visits, essential uniform, special equipment, criminal record (DBS) checks. How much bursary students receive is based on each student’s individual circumstances and their actual financial need.|
|Low priority students:
||Emergency awards to support students who face exceptional circumstances during the year that impact on their ability to participate.|
Applying for a Bursary application form
You can pick up a Bursary application form from the ILC, or you can download a copy here. You will need to supply evidence of household income (if you are not in receipt of free school meals). You will need your own bank account for payments.
If you’re are unsure or have any questions about the 16 -19 Bursary then please speak with any member of the Sixth Form team.
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