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The 16 -19 Bursary Fund @ Edmonton County 6th Form
What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund?
The Government has set aside some money for schools to allocate to young people who need financial support to stay on in further education or training. This is called the 16-19 Bursary Fund.
It could help you with any education-related costs that may arise during the school year, including essentials like a meal during the day or transport to your school. Or you might need extra help to buy books, clothing or equipment for your course, or pay for educational visits.
Who can apply?
To apply for a bursary, you must be at least 16 years’ old and under 19 years old at the start of the 2015/16 academic year (in 2015/16 this is the 31st August). You must also be taking part in full-time or part-time further education or training.
How much will I get?
There are two types of bursaries:
Vulnerable student bursary – you could receive up to £1,200 if you:
- are in local authority care or you have recently left local authority care; or
- receive Income Support or Universal Credit (a new benefit which will replace Income Support) in your own name; or
- are disabled and receive both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments (a new benefit which will replace Disability Living Allowance) in your own name.
Discretionary bursary – You can apply for a discretionary bursary if you aren’t eligible for a vulnerable bursary but you need financial help to stay on in further education.
Your school provider will decide whether you will receive a discretionary bursary, how much you could get, and what it should be used for. This is approximately set at £10.00 a week (this may change at a later date) and is based on a 100% attendance to school every week.
How do I apply?
You will need to apply to your school. Further information regarding the application process and criteria can be obtained from Ms Halil, 6th Form Attendance Manager, Cambridge Campus. Or alternatively it will be on the school website or on the 16-19 Bursary Fund Website, which is: www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund
When should I apply?
You should make an application as soon as you have decided where you are going to study. The sooner you apply, the sooner you will start to receive support.
How will my bursary be paid?
Your Bursary Money will be paid every half-term by cheque.
I don’t have a bank account – does this mean I can’t get a bursary?
No, you should still be able to receive a bursary. Speak to your school to work out an alternative way for them to pay you.
Can my school stop my payments if I don’t attend or if I misbehave?
Yes, your school will almost certainly set conditions on your bursary – these are rules that you will need to stick to, such as attending classes regularly or behaving well. If you don’t stick to these conditions, your school can stop your payments.
If I can’t attend school because of illness or an authorised absence will I still receive my bursary?
If you are ill or have been allowed an authorised absence, your school, will let you know whether this will affect your bursary payments, please speak with Ms Halil.
For further Advice and Information, please speak with:
Miss C Bernard
Sixth Form Attendance & Behaviour Manager
Edmonton County School
Tel: 0208 370 1917