30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
T: 01803 653756

Sixth Form Absence: 01803 653 761

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
E:   T: 01803 653756
Sixth Form Absence Line: 01803 653 761

Bursaries & Financial Support



Although in this time of relative austerity, the Government are giving far less money to support young people staying in Further Education, the 16 – 19 Learner Support Bursary was introduced in 2011 to support those in greatest need.


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 £800 per year + eligible for our Free School Uniform Offer

  • Those in receipt of Free School Meals 

Group 3 (up to £300 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 £25,521 per year; or if you are facing any other financial difficulties.


Money will be allocated from the bursary fund for Specific Educational Purposes only


  • Books and Equipment
  • Compulsory Educational Trips
  • Examinations
  • To support the cost of Open Days
  • Transport – a contribution to costs where these are a real barrier to the student continuing in education
  • Uniform


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


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