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  • 16-19 Bursary Policy
    16-19 Bursary Policy

Introduction

1.1 A Government funded bursary scheme has been set up to help 16-19 year olds continue in
full time education.

1.2 The Head of Sixth Form has the responsibility of raising awareness of this scheme

 Eligibility

2.2 To qualify you must be aged under 19 on the 31st of August in the academic year in which you start your programme of study and a legal resident of the UK or registered asylum seeker. There are three levels to the Bridge Academy Trust Bursary and you can apply for ONE only:

2.2.1 Level 1. Those most in need, such as young people in care, care leavers, young people receiving income support and disabled young people receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance, those who get Income support or universal credit because you’re financially supporting themselves, if claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in their name and either ESA or universal Credit can apply for a bursary of £1,200 per year funded by the Government.

2.2.2 Level 2. This bursary can be allocated to students who need support to overcome financial barriers that might prevent them continuing in full time education, for example, being able to afford transport to school, field trips or textbooks. Applications must state what the identifiable financial need is. The criteria for any support are that the total household income must be less than £20,000pa and that no other income is available from another household to support the student. Documentary evidence is required. Students will receive a bursary of up to £600
per year for identified and agreed costs outlined in the application process.

2.2.3 Level 3. This bursary is not means tested and is available to support travel costs for students who need to attend another educational provider to complete their course. In most circumstances the school will provide transport and charge this to the 16-19 bursary fund to a maximum of £500 per student.

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