Bursary

Sixth Form students may be eligible to receive financial support that would contribute to being successful at KBA. On this page you will find information about types of bursary, eligibility and a link to the application form.

If you need any help with the form or need us to print you a copy in school, please contact a member of the Sixth Form team.

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome the specific financial barriers to participation they face so they can remain in education. There are two types of 16 to 19 bursaries:

  • bursaries for defined vulnerable groups of up to £1,200 a year
  • discretionary bursaries which institutions award using policies they set, using policies they set in line with the ESFA’s funding rules

The vulnerable groups bursary applies to students in financial need and who are:

  • in care
  • care leavers
  • receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner
  • receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right.

For the discretionary bursary, students from households being supported via lower income jobs or in receipt of free school meals or where the family receives other benefits may be eligible to receive a sum of money. An assessment of individual need should help to identify whether they are struggling to afford the books and equipment they need or to cover their essential travel costs.

The discretionary bursary is intended to help students with costs such as travel, essential books or equipment transport, field trips and other course-related costs, as well as the costs of attending industry placements, university interviews and open days. These are items the student would otherwise need to pay for in order to participate.

You can find the bursary application form here. Once you have completed the form it needs to be handed to the Finance Office in school. The form and its content will be treated in confidence.

 

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