16-19 Bursary Fund
If a student applies to William Brookes Sixth Form who has historically been on Free School Meals, received Pupil Premium Support, or is identified by the Sixth Form Team as facing hardship, they will alternatively need to apply for the 16-19 Bursary Fund.
This can be applied for if a student faces difficulty in attending or completing a course due to financial reasons. The bursary fund is differentiated as follows:
- Vulnerable Student Bursary: Young people in care, care leavers, young people in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit and disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments will be eligible to receive a Bursary of up to £1,200 a year however this will be assessed on individual student need.
- Discretionary Bursary: Schools can use their discretion to make awards to young people in ways that best fit the needs and circumstances of their students. Discretionary Bursary awards should be targeted towards young people facing financial barriers to participation, such as the costs of transport, books, and equipment.
The Pastoral Care in our Sixth Form is a priority, and all students benefit from targeted support with members of the Sixth Form Team, as well as being assigned a Personal Progress Coach through our Tutoring System.
If you wish to learn more about the 16-19 Bursary Fund and what support is available to our students when on roll with us, please do not hesitate to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org