The bursary fund has been introduced for the purpose of removing specific barriers for students who wish to continue with their learning at Homewood Sixth Form. It is aimed at those students who may otherwise struggle with the financial costs associated with participating in learning. Therefore, it should be spent in such a way that it removes specific barriers – for example, cost of lunches, equipment, books etc.
There are two specific types of bursary, a bursary available for vulnerable young people and discretionary bursaries.
Bursaries for vulnerable young people
Students defined as ‘vulnerable’ using the criteria below can be awarded a full £1200 bursary
- Young person is in care (looked after)
- Young person is a care leaver
- Young person is in receipt of income support
- Young person is in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
Discretionary bursaries can be awarded for the following categories;
- Other specified purposes such as books, meals, equipment, exam re-sit Fees
- For an unspecified purpose (this could be a cash amount awarded to support a student generally but not for a specified purpose)
To be eligible to receive a bursary the young person must be aged under 19 on 31 August in the academic year in which they start their programme of study. Where a young person turns 19 during their programme of study, they can continue to be supported to the end of the academic year in which they turn 19, or to the end of the programme of study, whichever is sooner.
Application forms will be available for collection from the KS5 Office on Registration Day and at the start of term.