The 16-19 Bursary Fund provides support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education.
There are two types of 16-19 bursaries:
- Discretionary bursaries which institutions aware to meet individual needs (household income below £25000)
- Bursaries for defined vulnerable groups (Care leavers, young people in care and those in receipt of Universal Credit)
This is not a weekly payment; it is a re-imbursement, so you will need to provide receipts.
Pudsey Grangefield School has a limited allowance for this bursary so the amount available to each student varies each year. Applications can be made at any time of the year, as personal circumstances change.
The following rules apply to the 16-19 Bursary for the 2019-2020 academic year:
- All evidence provided must be up to date and current i.e. documents should be dated within the last three months. Students who were eligible during 2019-2020 will need to re-apply for the current academic year.
- For claims towards a large item such as a laptop, we will need to monitor attendance for the first half-term. The full allocation will only be released if attendance is above 95% for this period.
- Attendance between 90% and 95% will see a 25% reduction in bursary available to the students.
- If attendance falls below 90%, there will be no further monies available until it goes above 90% once more.
- Attendance is calculated using a students’ lesson attendance from the beginning of the year to the previous Friday.
- In order to link payments with attendance, all bursary claims must be made on the ‘blue’ claim form and submitted by the end of the day on Monday.
- Claims for large items cannot be made after 1 April 2020 for the current academic year, unless you are studying A Levels in Year 12, e.g. IT equipment.
- IT equipment must be returned to school when you finish your studies at Pudsey Grangefield School.
Suggested items to claim for using the bursary fund:
- Bus fares – Submit any you have even if your attendance is below 90% so we can keep them on file for you.
- Text books – when bought through school, they can be cheaper as the school will not have to pay tax on them. Attach all details regarding the book to the blue claim form and it can be bought on your behalf
- Stationery equipment for school, e.g. pens, note books, calculator, art materials.
- IT equipment (see conditions above)
- Clothing/shoes/school bag – these must be pre-approved before being purchased to avoid claims being declined
- Exam re-sit fees
- Travel to/from university open days
See Ms Fisher in the Post 16 office if you have any questions.