16 - 19 Bursary Fund

16 – 19 Bursary Fund Guidance Notes

The Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School 16 – 19 Bursary Fund is designed to help and support any student who faces financial barriers to participation in their education, such as costs of transport, meals, books, equipment, field trips and other course-related costs. There are 2 types of 16-19 bursary:

Vulnerable Bursary (Category ‘A’)

This bursary is £1,200 per academic year. It will be awarded to students who are:

  • in care
  • care leavers
  • receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner
  • receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right
  • Any vulnerable bursary awarded will be payable monthly at £120 per month (from September to June).

Discretionary Bursary (Category ‘B’ & ‘C’)

This discretionary bursary is available to Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School students not eligible for the full vulnerable bursary who live in a household with a low household income.

Priority will be given to students whose household income is £16,190 per annum or less.

Applications from students with a household income of between £16,190 and £20,817 will be considered on an individual basis and awards will be dependent upon available funds. In exceptional circumstances funds may also be made available to other students who have a specific financial need, but where the total household income is above this.

Where a bursary has been awarded to contribute towards the cost of a 16+ Travel Card, the school will pay the contribution amount as soon as the bursary is awarded.

The remainder of any bursary award will be retained by the school and used to pay for books, equipment, field trips etc on an as required basis. Students should visit the school Finance Office to state exactly what items they require and the Finance Office will advise how to go about this.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive a bursary in the 2018 to 2019 academic year a student must be aged 16 or over but under 19 on the 31 August 2018 and enrolled on a full-time course at the school. Therefore, if your birthday is before 01/09/1999 you would not be eligible for the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund.

Payment Conditions

All bursary payments will be directly linked to attendance, behaviour and performance. A bursary can be withdrawn at any time during the year if the student’s attendance, behaviour or performance is not at an acceptable level.

Application Outcome

Students will be notified of the outcome of their application to the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund by letter. This letter will be issued in the first term of the 2018-19 school year.