Sixth Form Bursaries
Bursary Fund 2021
Financial support available to 16-19 students
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is a nationally funded scheme, aimed at helping young people facing financial hardship to stay in full time education. For eligible students the Fund can help towards the cost of essential course related costs such as travel to school, equipment, books, essential trips and attending university/job interviews. It applies to expenses during the current academic year.
The LRGS Bursary Funds Policy for the academic year 2021 is available below. If you think you may be eligible under one of the following categories, please read the policy and fill in the application form stating which which Category you are applying for should be returned to Mrs C Haywood, Sixth Form Administrator as soon as possible.
Who is eligible?
- £1200 pa for any pupils in care or care leavers, or in receipt of income support, or who are disabled receiving Employment Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (priority one).
- Up to £800 pa reimbursement of school-related expenses for those on the free school meals register (priority two).
- Some support (last year up to £400) reimbursing school-related expenses for those who have demonstrated need – ie low household income (usually less than £20,800) as demonstrated by tax records to 5th April 2021 (priority three).
What can the bursaries be used for?
Eligible expenses include equipment, travel, books, school trips, school clothing, attending interviews etc during the current academic year. Read more online.
Year 13 Students who received bursary grants in 2020-21 will need to re-apply for the current year.
If you are unsure about what to do, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs C Haywood for advice.
How do I apply for a bursary?
Apply in the first instance by letter or email to Mrs Haywood, stating clearly which of the three priority categories you believe yourself to be in and giving evidence (normally a photocopy or scan of the Inland Revenue’s summary of your household income)
The school will confirm successful applications. Payments will be made in response to evidence of eligible expenses presented to Mrs Haywood. Payments will be made provided the applicant has maintained an attendance rate of 95% and remained within the spirit of the Sixth Form Handbook:
Find out what work you have to do and get it done to schedule
Ensure a good attendance record
Communicate efficiently and courteously
Support the school’s ethos, specifically on appearance and extra-curricular activities
Staff will prompt you, guide you and answer your questions, but should not have to nag or chase you.
The OL Society makes some money available to support the students’ own educational trips planned for the summer holidays. Application forms are available by email from the Sixth Form Administrator and are considered by the Head of Sixth Form and the OL committee, that normally interviews applicants, at the end of January each year.