The Bursary is financial assistance for students while they are studying with us, especially if they have qualified for free school meals or pupil premium funding in the past.
The policy exists to provide a framework for supporting our stated aim of "ensuring the happiness of every individual in our community" and to promote a climate which enables all students to flourish, regardless of ability, personal circumstances or special needs and supports our desired outcomes of developing "strong character".
The Bursary Fund has 2 elements, Level A and Level B:
- Level A - Full Bursary (for the most vulnerable young learners):
You could get up to £1,200 if at least one of the following applies:
- you're in or recently left local authority care
- you get Income Support or Universal Credit because you're financially supporting yourself or someone who is dependent on you and living with you.
- you get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in your name and either Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
- you get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name and either ESA or Universal Credit
- Level B - Discretionary Bursary
The school will use its discretion to make awards in ways that best fit the needs and circumstances of identified students. These awards will always be targeted to student facing financial barriers to participation such as costs to transport, school meals, books and educational equipment.