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16-19 Bursary Fund

St. Joseph’s Sixth Form student guidance for an application for an award from the Bursary Fund 

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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.  Bursary funds are to be used to help pay for the costs related to participation in full-time education (see ‘What is the bursary fund for?). If the application of the student is successful, the student will have access to a personal fund that will pay for support in-kind.

The Government guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund

Block, blanket and flat-rate payments are not permitted. The bursary fund will reflect the costs that the student has.

There are two types of Bursary:

Bursary Fund for defined vulnerable groups of £2,000.

These are students who qualify as: 

  • students in care or care leavers
  • students with SEND
  • students with a child in need plan
  • students who are a child looked after
  • students who have a child-protection plan
  • students in receipt of Income Support in their own right
  • students who are in temporary accommodation and estranged from family
  • students at risk of becoming NEET
  • disabled students in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments
  • students seen as vulnerable at the school’s discretion 

Discretionary Bursary Fund of up to £2,000~

The discretionary bursaries are for young people facing significant financial barriers to participation in education. They are administered at the discretion of the Head of Sixth Form. 

  • Students who have family earnings* of less than £30,000 are eligible to receive some financial support from the bursary.
  • Students whose families have a significant number of dependents (3 or more children in the household)
  • Students with significant distance to travel to school (who use public transport and travel at least 3 miles to school).
  • Students with parents who have an IVA or similar.
  • Students unable to study A Levels at St Joseph’s Sixth Form and wish to take the Long Term Industry placement route alongside two BTEC qualifications.

 *your total household income that must be evidenced by official documentation as per below

~this figures depends on how many students apply and how much funding we receive and therefore this could be a lower figure.