The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education.
There are 2 types of 16 to 19 bursaries:
Students who want to apply for support from the bursary fund should contact Mrs Spence to make an application. To be eligible for the bursary students must:
Students who are in one or more of the groups below can apply for a vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200 (if they are participating on a study programme that lasts for 30 weeks or more – Abbey Grange will pay a pro-rata amount for students on study programmes of less than 30 weeks). This reflects that students in these groups may need a greater level of support to enable them to continue to participate.
To be eligible for the vulnerable bursary, students must be in one of the defined vulnerable groups:
The vulnerable bursary can be paid for each academic year the student is in education or training, as long as they continue to meet the scheme eligibility criteria.
We must obtain proof that students are eligible for a vulnerable bursary. Therefore we will ask for evidence from each student and retain copies for audit purposes. For example:
Abbey Grange Academy will make discretionary bursary awards to students to help them overcome the individual barriers to participation they face. The type of help being offered includes: help with transport, books and equipment, field trips and other course-related costs and contributions to the costs of attending university interviews and open days.
Abbey Grange Academy decides which students receive a discretionary bursary and how much they receive, depending on each student’s circumstances. We are not allowed to make blanket or flat rate payments to students. There is no cash payment. Students are paid ‘in kind’ to ensure that the bursary is spent for the reasons it was awarded.
If we are concerned about a student’s attendance or behaviour, we will talk to the student about the issue. A minimum 85% attendance is the current standard to guarantee bursary payments. It is possible for us to withhold payments if a student does not meet agreed standards, however we will always consider the individual circumstances of the student first, for example illness, a caring role or family problems.
All bursary applications must be submitted by 30th September so we can assess the overall level of demand and make discretionary awards on a fair basis. However, we will consider late applications as we are aware that some needs may arise later in the year.
Abbey Grange will promote the information about the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund on the school website as well as in the 6th Form Handbook which is emailed to all students are parents. Information is distributed at Moving On Evenings in Year 11, 12 and 13. Further information, including an application form, is available following enrolment and all new entrants receive an email about the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund soon after the start of the academic year.
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