Oriel Sixth Form administers the bursary fund to support students who experience financial difficulties or have a low household income. Eligible students receive a half-termly income as well as funding for one-off costs such as trips and art and design materials.
Who is eligible?
Young people in care, care leavers, young people in receipt of income support and disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance will be eligible to receive a bursary of up to a maximum of £1,200 a year (£30 per week)
Some students will be eligible for the discretionary bursary which will be based upon students in receipt of free school meals or who have a household income of £16,190 per year or less. They could receive up to a maximum of £720 per year, depending on their attendance rate.
If you meet either or both of the above criteria and are a new applicant you will need to complete a 16-19 Bursary Fund Application form. This can be found at the bottom of this page.
There may be exceptional circumstances which makes you eligible for a bursary even if you do not meet the criteria. If you think this is the case, then you will need to complete an application form and submit it with a covering letter explaining your particular circumstances.
What evidence will be required?
To support your application form, family income evidence will be required, such as:
- Letter from DW&P confirming benefits
- Tax Credit Award Notice
- Evidence of annual income if self employed
As well as the above, in order to be accepted and maintain the bursary, students are expected to:
- Have an acceptable behaviour record
- Meet course requirements
- Follow the 6thForm Code of Conduct
Further details and guidance is available at the government website: