Procedures and Guidance
The Bursary Scheme exists to enable students who have been identified as experiencing the greatest need for financial support to remain in education and thereby improve their choices in life.
We recognise that post-16 education brings with it a financial burden for parents/carers and that, for this reason, we are likely to receive many more applications than we can approve. We are committed to assessing all applications received in a fair, consistent and objective manner.
We cannot know, until the application deadline, how many students are in each financial category; we will initially work with three categories. The thresholds for each category may be adjusted due to higher or lower than expected numbers of applications in each category and consequently monetary payments may increase or decrease mid-term to adjust to the numbers accepted onto the bursary. All students aged 16 to 19 with at least 12 guided learning hours or more are eligible to apply for a bursary but will need to indicate the category their application falls within.