16 - 19 Bursary Fund

What is the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund?

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, food or equipment.

The scheme is divided into two parts:

Vulnerable Bursary

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

  • young people aged 16 and 17 in care
  • care leavers aged 16, 17 and 18
  • young people aged 16, 17 and 18 who are in receipt of Income Support, or Universal Credit in place of Income Support (for example, young people who are living independently of their parents; those whose parents have died and teenage parents)
  • disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit, who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments

Discretionary Bursary

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 family income.

Priority will be given to students whose family income is £16,190 per annum or less. Applications from students with a household income above £16,190 will be considered on an individual basis and awards will be dependent upon available funds.

Who is eligible to apply?

To be eligible for the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund students must be under 19 on the 31 August 2017 and enrolled on a full-time course at the school. Therefore, if your birthday is before 01/09/1998 you would not be eligible for the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund.

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 A bursary can be withdrawn at any time during the year if the student’s attendance, behaviour or performance is not at an acceptable level.

How do I apply?

If you wish to apply for a 16 – 19 Bursary please complete the 16 – 19 Bursary application form and return it with the required evidence of income and/or benefits to the Finance Office. The application form is available to download from the school website.

Applications received without the required evidence of income and/or benefits will be returned to you without being processed.

When will I be notified of the outcome of my application?

Parents/guardians will be notified of the outcome of their son/daughters application to the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund by letter. This letter will be issued in the first term of the 2017-18 school year.

Please click on the link below for the Bursary Application Form.

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