A Guide for students, parents and guardians on the 16-19 Bursary Fund.
The school will assess which pupils are eligible for 16-19 bursary funding based on the criteria and advice provided by the Education Funding Agency (EFA). This includes assessing the age of the student, the length of the course and additional criteria specified in the current EFA guidance on vulnerable students’ eligibility for this bursary.
There are two types of bursary; the vulnerable bursary award which provides support for vulnerable students who are eligible according to the EFA guidance. The second is a discretionary bursary, and our criteria here in school is to support students who (a) are eligible for free school meals and (b) who also meet the other criteria as specified in the EFA guidance.
The Bursary Funds are there to provide for vulnerable students: this financial help provides for things such as transport, meals, books and equipment. As specified in the Education Funding Guidance "payments are for participation-related costs only".
The school works very closely with other agencies on behalf of vulnerable students to ensure that the bursary meets the needs of the student, and for those students who are assessed for eligibility of either award, this information remains confidential and known only to those who are involved in the administration of the bursary awards.
Please refer to the information below for the Bursary application and information documents which will provide you with further clarification. If you have any questions regarding 16-19 Bursary funding, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Jayne McMillan, Head of School Business and Resources in the Finance Office on 01298 212156.