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Financial Support

A 16-19 Bursary fund is available to provide support to those students facing the greatest financial barriers and to enable them to continue with their education.  There are two types of Bursary; Statutory and Discretionary.

Statutory Bursary – Students eligible for the Statutory Bursary will automatically receive a set payment every half term.

Discretionary Bursary – Students will be requested to complete a Bursary Application form.  Awards can be claimed up to a maximum of three times per college year (Autumn, Spring and Summer terms).

If the criteria for either are met students are then required to complete the initial Application form (as below). This should be completed and returned to Ossett Academy Sixth Form and students will receive confirmation whether they are entitled to a Statutory Bursary Award or a Discretionary Award.  

Students eligible for the Statutory Bursary Award will automatically receive a set payment every half term.  In the case of the Discretionary Award the student will be requested to complete a bursary claim form which will request the amount of the bursary needed and the reason for the request (ie for an educational visit, books, travel).  All receipts and proof of purchase must be submitted with this form before the claim can be passed to the bursary panel for approval. Submissions need to be made at the beginning of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.

 

STATUTORY BURSARY

Students are eligible if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

•  In care or a care leaver

•  In receipt of Income Support

•  A disabled young person in receipt of both Employment Support and Disability Living Allowance

If you are eligible you qualify to receive a Statutory Bursary of £1,200.

 

DISCRETIONARY BURSARY

Students are eligible if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

•  Your household annual income is less than £22,000.

•  You are in receipt of Free School Meals.

•  Your parents currently claim Income Support, Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit or Employment Support Allowance (these benefits must not exceed an annual income of £22,000).

 

There are exceptional circumstances where you would be eligible which include: 

•  being a young carer but not receiving Carers Allowance; or

•  You are currently facing financial barriers to staying on in education.

These payments will be the decision of the Bursary Panel.

 

2017-18 Academic Year Bursary Application Form 

 

If you require any more information regarding your eligibility for funds, click HERE or feel free to get in touch with the college and we will be happy to help you.