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Bursary Funding Information
Education Bursary Scheme

The Hollyfield School Sixth Form Bursary Fund is designed to help and support any student who faces financial barriers to participation in education

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive a 16 - 19 Bursary a student must be aged 16 or over and under 19 on the 31st August 2016 and in the Sixth Form.

The scheme is divided into two parts;

Guaranteed Bursary - A bursary for young people in the following defined vulnerable groups: in care; care leavers; young people in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit; and disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (EMA) who are also in receipt of Disability Allowance or Personal Independence payments.

Discretionary Bursary - Students not eligible for the Full Guaranteed Bursary dependent upon individual circumstances and who reside in a household whose parents/carers are in receipt of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HMRC) that does not exceed £16,190

You could also be eligible if:

  • You received free school meals in Year 11
  • Your parents are on a low income and in receipt of working Tax Credit and/or Child Tax Credit
  • Your household income is below £20,000
  • You are suffering severe financial hardship beyond your control; specific financial needs may also be considered

Students must provide documentary evidence of above that is not more than five months old.

Conditions - All bursary payments will be directly linked to attendance, behaviour and academic commitment. To continue to receive a bursary a students must satisfy the following conditions;

The student must not have unauthorised and unexplained absence or lateness to lessons or school.

The student must not have broken the terms of the Sixth Form Contract or be on a Cause for Concern Report

It is the best practice to pay 'in kind' bursaries rather than cash, except in exceptional circumstances as advised by the Education Funding Agency. Such items will be provided to individuals and in the case of books or equipment that are awarded as a discretionary bursary, they should be returned at the end of the course to enable them to be re-used by other students. In the circumstances where money may be paid it has to be paid directly into the student's bank account. Students may also be eligible for school lunches, part funded school trips and UCAS fees.

Students wishing to apply for a Bursary must complete the application form (Downloadable Below) and return it to the Sixth Form office. When students move into Year 13 then they have to reapply.

All applications will be considered and assessed by the Bursary Committee. A parent/carer, where applicable, will be notified of the decision and an indication of the award. You have the right to appeal and/or complain to the Bursary Committee if you feel your case has not been given fair consideration. This must be in writing. The final decision rests with the Bursary Committee.

Please Note: That the school can withdraw this support if we believe circumstances have changed.

Downloads - Sixth Form Bursary

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