16-19 Bursary Fund

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LAWRENCE SHERIFF SCHOOL

A National Teaching School

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16-19 Bursary Fund 2019 - 20

Introduction
The 16-19 Bursary Fund was introduced by the government in order to support young people aged 16-19 in full time education who may face financial difficulties in participation, such as the costs of transport, books and equipment. The School has been allocated a fixed amount of money to administer as the 16-19 Bursary Fund for the academic year 2019 - 2020.

There are two types of 16 to 19 bursaries:
Eligibility
To be eligible to receive a 16-19 Bursary in the academic year 2019-20, applicants must;
Applications
Students who wish to apply for the discretionary bursary will need to complete an application form detailing the financial costs where assistance is required.  Examples of costs where participation help may be provided are;

Documentation may also be required to provide evidence of financial circumstances. Applications and supporting evidence will be treated confidentially.

Students in the defined vulnerable groups will need to provide appropriate written evidence of their circumstances and complete an application form.  

Application forms are available from the Sixth Form office. All applications should be submitted by Friday 18 October 2019.

N.B. Any significant change in financial circumstances will be considered at any time during the school year, following written notification of the change.

 Assessment Criteria and Payments

Each discretionary bursary application is assessed by senior members of staff. 


For the discretionary bursary, consideration is given to all circumstances with regard to the amounts requested and payments are based on assisting with the actual costs involved.  Please bear in mind the School is allocated a set sum of money for the Fund each academic year and disbursements have to be managed equitably.

Allocations will be made by bank transfer to the student’s bank account either as a single payment or payments spread over the school terms. 
  
Conditions to be met by students 
Receipt of a bursary is conditional on the student meeting the following standards;

These conditions will be reviewed termly and failure to meet the agreed standards could result in a reduction or cancellation of payments. 

Further information
Further information can be obtained on
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-for-young-people-16-to-19-bursary-fund-guide








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