The 16-19 Bursary Fund exists to help students to continue in education where they would otherwise be prohibited from doing so on financial grounds. Applications to the Bursary Fund are subject to meeting eligibility criteria set by the school.
To be eligible to receive a bursary a young person must be aged under 19 on 31 August in the academic year in which they start their programme of study (where a young person turns 19 during their programme of study, they can continue to be supported to the end of the academic year in which they turn 19, or to the end of the programme of study, whichever is sooner). In general, bursaries will be paid only to young people who have reached the statutory school leaving age.
Both elements of the bursary (Vulnerable Groups Bursary and Discretionary Bursary) will be targeted towards learners facing financial barriers to participation in post-16 studies with priority given to those learners from the families with the lowest household income.
The eligibility criteria are listed on the page below.
As a limited amount of funding is available, funding must be allocated to applicants from Category A initially, followed by Category B.
Students wishing to apply for a bursary must complete the application form, which will be available from the sixth form office, the finance office, and on the Sixth Form and Wickersley School website.