The 16-19 Bursary Fund is a scheme from the Education and Skills Funding Agency offered to help vulnerable young people continue their education post-GCSE.

Click here for the bursary application form

Students must apply for their own bursary at the start of Year 12 and again in Year 13 with evidence provided that links to the alloted criteria.

If you have questions please email:
or phone: 01582 87570

There are two types of bursaries that students can be eligible for: 

Bursary Type & Allocation


Vulnerable Bursary


Up to £1,200 per year for young people in care, are a carer or are in direct receipt of Income Support , Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.

Discretionary Bursary

Awarded to students on an individual basis which is at the discretion of Miss Blackbird and Mrs Chappell following a discussion between them and the student.

These students can receive a contribution towards the cost of transport, meals, books, equipment, payment for educational visits during the year and reimbursement of the cost of visiting university open days or interviews.

A student’s bursary may be withheld if you receive a green slip at all, truant a lesson, or if they are consistently away and attendance drops below 92%.

1 %
of our bursary students went to uni in 2019