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16 – 19 Bursary Fund 2018-19

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is paid by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to schools and colleges so that they may provide financial help to students whose access to or completion of education might be inhibited by financial consideration.

Support provided

Those eligible for the bursary will receive a tailored package which could include

  • A transport allowance for those living outside Yarm
  • Assistance with transport to University interviews
  • Payment of UCAS fees
  • Cash allowance to support incidental expenses
  • Access to stationary and curriculum materials
  • Provision of meals

There are two types of Bursary:

The Vulnerable Student Bursary is awarded to students in the following vulnerable groups:

  • Young People in care
  • Care leavers
  • Young people personally in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit.
  • Disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (ESA) who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance

The Discretionary Student Bursary may be awarded to students in the following groups:

  • Young people who reside in a household with a combined household income of less than £22,000 per annum.
  • Young people who are experiencing financial hardship and have been identified as being in exceptional need.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Students aged under 19 on 31 August 2018.
  • Students who have been ordinarily resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) for 3 years prior to commencing their course and who have no restrictions on their stay.
  • Students who are seeking asylum or those who have been granted refugee status.

The Application Process

  • Please complete the application form which is attached below, supplying all documentary evidence as required by 28 September 2018.
  • Original copies of any documents will be returned to you in the post. Photocopies of any documents are acceptable.
  • Please return your application for assessment to: Conyers School Finance Department, Green Lane, Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, TS15 9ET.
  • Assessment can take up to two weeks, so please be patient. Notification of the outcome will be sent out in the post with a copy of a ‘terms and conditions’ contract to your home address, which students must adhere to.
  • Payments will not start until after 30 September 2018.

Terms of the Award

  • Attendance will be monitored on a weekly basis and payment will be reduced for non-attendance.
  • ALL registrations and assemblies MUST be attended.
  • Absences must be reported to Mrs Bolton before 9.30 a.m. each day.
  • Payments will be made directly into the student’s bank account provided.
  • Attendance at exams is imperative and payment will be stopped for non-attendance.
  • Non-payment decisions will be sent to you via SMS/Email or via your Tutor on a weekly basis so please ensure you provide a mobile number and email address.
  • Payments will not be made to anyone who has more than four periods of unauthorised absence in one academic year.
  • The ‘terms and conditions’ contract included must be signed and returned to Mrs Bolton in the Sixth Form before any payment is awarded.

Support provided
Those eligible for the bursary will receive a tailored package which could include

  • A transport allowance for those living outside Yarm
  • Assistance with transport to University interviews
  • Payment of UCAS fees
  • Cash allowance to support incidental expenses
  • Access to stationary and curriculum materials
  • Provision of meals

 

Download Sixth Form Bursary Form 2018-19