Adeyfield School - Business Enterprise College & Applied Learning Specialism

Bursary

What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund?

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund was introduced in 2012. It is money the government has given to schools to provide assistance to students who face financial barriers to accessing and completing their education. There are 3 levels of support available to students:

 

High-Level Support Tier

Students in this tier fall within one of the government identified priority groups:

  • In receipt of Income Support
  • In care
  • Care Leaver
  • Disabled and in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

Payment will be made on a termly basis. Up to £1,200

Supporting documentation would need to be presented and a copy would be kept on record. If circumstances changed within a school year, bursaries may be withdrawn.

 

Medium-Level Support Tier

Students in this tier:

  • Are in receipt of FSM

These students would be entitled to financial support of £200 per year. Payments to be made on a regular basis and conditional on attendance and performance (see attached).

Supporting documentation would need to be presented and a copy would be kept on record. If circumstances changed within a school year, bursaries may be withdrawn.

Students in this tier are still entitled to make an application for further “Incidental Support”.

Occasional and Incidental Support Tier

ANY student can make an application for financial assistance during the course of the year.

These applications can be made by individual students as and when needs arise:

  • e.g. incidental costs (travel/books/equipment/trips/UCAS fees)

In many instances financial support will be made ‘in kind’ – meaning that the school will purchase the required items on behalf of the individual student where possible.

Should a student make a purchase themselves then the appropriate receipt must accompany any application for financial support.

Applications will be considered by Head of 6th Form and the Deputy Headteacher who will take into account:

  • Student performance (as per conditions outlined for Medium Support Tier).
  • Documentary evidence in support of application for financial assistance.
  • Funds remaining within Bursary allocation.

NB: Submitting an application does not guarantee a discretionary bursary as the school has limited funds and it is the duty of the school to ensure fair and reasonable targeting of the resources available.

Further information and application forms can be found on the links below.

East Dacorum Bursary Policy Document 2018-19

Bursary Application Form

Bursary Fund Expense Form