A bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise.
The At-A-Glance Guide at the bottom of this page offers you a simple overview of how the Bursary works. To learn more about each Band, just click on the relevant section.
Just scroll further down this page to read through the criteria.
To qualify, a student must be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31 August to be eligible for help from the bursary fund in the relevant academic year. Students aged 19 or over are only eligible to receive a discretionary bursary if they are continuing on the same programme of study they began aged 16 to 18 (19+ continuers) or have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Students aged 19 or over are not eligible for vulnerable group bursaries.
Students whose applications are received before 25th September will receive payments backdated to the beginning of the Autumn Term. Those whose applications are received after this date will receive payments from the date that their application is approved. Weekly payments are accrued based on full attendance at registration periods and lessons, good conduct and a positive attitude to learning. It will be paid half-termly in arrears.
The award is for that particular academic year. Students will need to re-apply the following summer if they wish to receive a bursary for the following academic year.