16 to 19 Bursary
The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund supports those students facing the greatest financial barriers to continue in education. Skegness Academy Sixth Form is dedicated to ensuring the funds are used to support the students who most need help with the costs of staying in education.
Who Can Apply for the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund?
There are 2 types of 16 to 19 bursaries:
- a vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200 a year for young people in one of the defined vulnerable groups.
- discretionary bursaries that institutions award to meet individual needs, for example, transport, books and equipment.
Students in one or more of the groups below can apply for a vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200 (evidence of benefits received must be sent with the application):
The eligible groups are students who are:
- in care
- care leavers
- getting Income Support (IS) or Universal Credit (UC) in place of Income Support in their own right
- getting Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments in their own right
Discretionary bursaries are awards made by institutions to individual students. This is to support the student in overcoming any barriers to their learning and ensure they have the same opportunity as their peers who do not face financial hardship.
Levels of support is assessed against the household income. Students may apply for a discretionary Bursary if:
The family is in receipt of one or more of the following (evidence of benefits received must be sent with the application):
- Income Support (IS) or Universal Credit (UC)
- Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
- Child Tax Credit with annual Inland Revenue assessed income:
- Priority 1 – below £16,190
- Priority 2 – between £16,190 and 20,817
- Priority 3 – between £20,817 and £25,521
- Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
Based on the information received and the financial barriers identified, students will be eligible to have financial support with the cost of travel, to buy essential books, equipment, clothing, food from the bistro, field trips, the cost of attending university interviews and open days etc. the level of financial assistance available will vary according to the level of financial need identified.
How do you apply?
Students wishing to apply for the 16-19 Bursary must complete the application form, including attaching the relevant evidence and submitted to Mrs Hunt Deputy Head of Year for Sixth Form.
Student must have their own bank accounts. This is in accordance with the 16 to 19 Bursary guidance. Unfortunately students without a bank account will not receive bursary.
Applications will need to be submitted with the relevant evidence by Friday 16 September. Confirmation letters of eligibility will be sent out week beginning Monday 3 October 2022.
Students will receive the bursary on the dates below:
Tuesday 15 November 2022
Tuesday 17 January 2023
Friday 10 March 2023
Friday 12 May 2023
Friday 16 June 2023
If you would like any support with bursary, please email the Sixth Form team firstname.lastname@example.org
Receipt of the bursary is dependent upon student’s attendance (96% and above) and punctuality to school and lessons, attendance to all their timetabled lessons and completion of their coursework to the best of their ability, absence reported to Mrs Hunt on the day of absence with a reason. Students will be expected to behave in line with the Skegness Academy behaviour policy. Failure to comply with the above could result in the bursary being stopped.