16 to 19 Bursary Fund Guidance Notes
The Bushey Meads School 16-19 Bursary Fund is designed to help and support any student who faces financial barriers to participation in education and training, such as costs of transport, food or equipment.
The scheme is divided into two parts:
This bursary is £1,200 a year and is paid termly directly into the student’s bank account. It will be awarded to:
Young people aged 16 and 17 who are in care.
Care leavers (Someone who has been in the care of the Local Authority for a period of 13 weeks or more, spanning his or her 16th birthday.)
Students who are claiming income support (for example, young people who are living independently of their parents; those whose parents have died and teenage parents).
Disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living
Allowance Discretionary Bursary
This bursary may be available to Bushey Meads School Sixth Form students not eligible for the full Nominated Bursary. The bursary will be paid on a termly basis, directly into a student’s bank account. To identify those students who are most likely to need financial support we expect that they qualify for free school meals and therefore their parents or guardians would be in receipt of one or more of the following:
· Income Support.
· Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.
· Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
· Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
· The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
· Child Tax Credit provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190.
Evidence of the above should be included with the application form.
The level of support which the school can offer is dependent on the total funding received from the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) and the number of applications received. The level of funding may vary during the academic year. Qualification for funding in one academic year does not guarantee funding in subsequent academic years.
All bursary payments will be directly linked to attendance, behaviour and performance and can be withdrawn on this basis.
All bursary payments will be paid directly to students.
Eligible students must be under 19 on 31 August in the Academic year in which they start their programme of study.
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