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16-19 Bursary

At our Sixth Form, we have support structures in place to ensure all our sixth formers excel in their studies and develop into successful young adults who aspire to be the very best they can be. One of these support structures is the 16-19 Bursary.

What is the 16-19 Bursary?

The 16-19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome specific financial barriers so that they can remain in education. The fund comes from the Government and is held by ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency). There are two types of bursaries:

Vulnerable Groups Bursary

This can award a maximum of £1,200 per year.

Discretionary Bursary

Students can receive contributions towards essential books/resources, UCAS fees, travel costs, residential/educational trips (if essential to their studies), University Open Days, or any other costs that you would otherwise need to pay for, in order to participate in sixth form education. This now also includes emergency food supplies.  The amount awarded is dependable on the funding the school receives from ESFA, and is usually paid ‘in kind’ – such as by purchasing the required books, equipment or transport pass for the student.

How can I apply for the 16-19 Bursary?

In order to receive the bursary, you have to meet specific criteria laid out by the Government. Below you will find our guidelines and also an application form.

If you would like to discuss the bursary scheme in detail, please speak to the Sixth Form Administrator, Ralu Ionescu either in person in the Learning Resource Centre or via email rionescu@orleanspark.school

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