Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

16-19 Bursary Fund

16-19 Bursary Fund – For OASB Sixth Form


Read the full policy below before making an application.

The 16-19 Bursary is available for students to overcome financial barriers to making the most of your education in Sixth Form. Application forms and policy documents available below.


Who is eligible?

Defined Vulnerable Group Bursary
•   In care or care leaver
•   Living on your own
•   Receiving Universal Credit or Income Support
•   Receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments
•   Up to £1200 per year, but not automatically full amount.
Discretionary Bursary
•   Family's financial situation means you cannot access resources you need.
•   Decided on a case by case basis.
•   School will buy items or services for you, or can reimburse if receipts available.
•   For specific items, and not paid directly to student as an allowance.
What sort of stuff does the Discretionary Bursary cover?
a. help with transport
b. uniform and business dress items
c. books and equipment
d. field trips and other A-level course-related costs,
e. costs of attending industry placements, work experience, university interviews and open days

What else do I need to know?

The School reserves the right to withhold the bursary if students fail to meet expectations for attendance and behaviour. One-off purchases are more likely to get approved than repeat subscriptions. You may be required to provide evidence of parental income. The School is looking to establish that you are in financial need and, in relation to the discretionary bursary, that you are in need of specific items or services relating to your education.

How is the decision made?

Forms to complete and policy details

Please click on the links below to view the policy and complete the application forms.