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financial support


If you are facing financial difficulties which are preventing you from accessing key parts of the curriculum or preventing you from coming into school, and/or if you fall into one of the following groups and are aged under 19 on 31 August in the academic year in which you start your programme of study and meet the residency criteria, you are eligible to receive bursary support. 

Group 1 (up to £1,200 per year)

  • Vulnerable young people - Young people in care, care leavers, young people in receipt of income support and disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance.

Group 2 (up to £900 per year) 

  • Those in receipt of Free School Meals 

‚ÄčGroup 3 (up to £900 per year)

  • Discretionary awards – Those who do not fall into Group 1 or 2 above but are facing genuine financial barriers to participation. If your main carer is in receipt of benefits; if your combined household income is less than £30,000 per year; or if you are facing any other financial difficulties.

Money will be allocated from the bursary fund for Specific Educational Purposes only. The following list is not exhaustive and other costs will be considered: 

  • Books and Equipment, academic subscriptions, laptop (School approved model)
  • Educational Trips
  • Examinations
  • To support the cost of university visits and Open Days
  • Transport – a contribution to costs where these are a real barrier to the student continuing in education
  • Catering
  • Sixth Form hoodie

For further information on how to apply please contact the Sixth Form Office on