Letter regarding 16-19 Bursary 2021/2022

Dear Parents/Carers

Students who are facing a significant financial barrier to participation are invited to apply for a share of the discretionary bursary fund for this current academic year. Applications are invited from students whose combined household income will not exceed £20,000 for the year. In order to ensure fairness and transparency, proof of income will be required as part of the application and a recent bank statement will need to be supplied.  

All applications will be open until Monday 13th September 2021 and should be handed to the KS5 Office by 3pm on this date. Once a need has been demonstrated, the funds will be allocated on an individual household basis.  

Applications will be considered during the week of 13th September 2021, and applicants will be written to with a decision as soon as possible thereafter. The monies decided upon will be paid at the end of Terms 1 through to 5 (no payments are made in Term 6) through BACS into a student bank account; therefore student’s banking details will need to be provided at the time of application. 

Receipt of the fund will be conditional on a satisfactory progress report each term, in particular:

  • Attendance will need to be at 97% or higher.
  • All effort and homework grades will need to be rated at G or E.
  • There must be no effort or homework grades of R or C at all.

What I am unable to tell you at this stage is the amount that each student will receive, as this does depend on the demand.  In the event of exceptional circumstances, or if household circumstances change within the Academic year please do contact us, as we may be in a position to allocate one-off payments to support your family.   

The application form will be made available on our website, along with a copy of this letter. 

If you have any specific queries, then please do not hesitate to contact me.


Yours sincerely

6th Form Team