16-19 Bursary

Please note that this will be updated shortly for 2016-17 applications

What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund? 

A bursary is money that students or Loreto can use to pay for things like:

  • clothing, books and other equipment for your course
  • transport and lunch on days you study or train

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund was introduced in the 2011 to 2012 academic year. It is money the government has given to local authorities, schools, colleges and other education and training providers (institutions) to give to disadvantaged students. Its purpose is to provide financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation, so they can remain in education.

There are 2 types of 16 to 19 bursaries:

  • a vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200 a year for young people in one of the defined vulnerable groups
  • discretionary bursaries that institutions award to meet individual needs. For example, transport, meals, books and equipment

Please be assured that any entitlement is completely confidential and Loreto is very pleased to have this opportunity to support students in the sixth form.

Who is eligible to apply for 16-19 Bursary Funding?  

Students following government funded full time or part-time courses, who are 16 years and over and satisfy one or more of the following criteria:-  

  • Students aged at least 16 and under 19 years of age on 31/08/15 who are in care; are leaving care; are in direct receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit in their own name; or are in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments.  
  • Students who are economically or socially disadvantaged and facing the most significant barriers to participate in education.  

Proof of income  

Evidence will be required to support this application and may include taking account of household income as evidenced by receipt of Tax Credits Forms TC602, evidence of income from self employment, a P60 or 3-6 months worth of bank statements.  Unearned income (shares, investments, savings) may be taken into account when assessing awards.  

How will the school assess applications and allocate 16-19 Bursary funding?  

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is a limited fund and the school will prioritise allocation. Students who are eligible for any level of funding should complete an application form and hand it to Mrs Booth, the Business Manager, as soon as possible (the deadline for 2016-17 applications will be 30 September 2016).

How is the 16-19 Bursary paid?

Three instalments are paid by cheque at the end of each term (in 2015-16 the value is £120 per term).

In addition, individual claims are reimbursed for the following:

  • Books, Materials and Equipment
  • Field Trips and Day Visits (including University open days)
  • Resit Exam Fees
  • UCAS Application
  • Transport costs to and from school.
  • Uniform purchases

Any requests must be made for specific amounts which the fund would refund to you directly and a link to the form to be used is at the end of this section. Whilst payment is not guaranteed, each request will be carefully considered.

Conditions for payment include an acceptable attendance, progress and behavioural record in accordance with the Loreto home/school agreement.

Please complete the Loreto Grammar School Application for 16-19 Bursary Booklet 2016-17.pdf

For individual claims, please use Loreto Grammar School 16-19 Bursary Individual Payment Form.pdf

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