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Sixth Form Bursary

Application for the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund 2017/2018

There are two different awards that you can apply for:

  • Guaranteed Bursary of up to £1200
  • Discretionary Bursary to meet individual needs as outlined in the booklet.

Both awards are conditional on good attendance (90% or higher) and good behaviour.

The evidence that is required to qualify for an award is very specific and is detailed below:

Guaranteed Bursary, the following evidence is needed:

  • Currently looked after by the local authority.

Evidence: A statement from the Local Authority confirming the young person’s current looked after status

  • Young people aged 16 and 17 (or 18) who were previously looked after for a period of 13 weeks consecutively which began after the age of 14 and ended after the age of 16 (or 18)

Evidence: A statement from the Local Authority confirming the young person’s previously looked after status

  • In receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit in their own right

Evidence: Recent Entitlement or Award Statement setting out the benefit to which the young person is entitled

  • Disabled and in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

Evidence: Recent Entitlement or Award Statement setting out the benefit to which the young person is entitled

 

Discretionary Bursary, the following evidence is needed:

  • Gross annual household income, as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs, does not exceed £25,000

Evidence: Part 1 of the latest Tax Credit Award Notice (TCAN) for the young person’s household. This document from HM Revenue & Customs details entitlement to Tax Credits and the total income for the year April 2016 to April 2017.

  • Where the young person, or a sibling, qualifies for Free School Meals

Evidence: Confirmation from the Local Authority of entitlement to Free School Meals.

  • Where the young person’s parent/guardian/carer(s) are in receipt of one of the following:
    • Income support or Universal Credit,
    • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance,
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance,
    • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Evidence: either…

  • P60 End of Year Certificate for all adults in the young person’s household who contribute to the household costs. This certificate states the earnings from an employer. It must be for the correct adult(s) and for the correct tax year (to April 2016). The income will be shown as Total for year.
  • Self-Assessment Tax Calculation (SA302). This is the equivalent of the P60 for self-employed people. It must be for the correct adult(s) and for the correct Tax Year (to April 2016). The income will be shown as Total for year.

If you think that you may qualify for the Age 16 – 19 Bursary, please complete the Student Form together with the documentary evidence and return to Mrs Price, Sixth Form Learning Manager, PriDPR@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk

It is never too late to apply although we encourage early applications.

 

2017-2018 Bursary Form

2017-2018 Parental Letter

16 to 19 Bursary Fund Guide