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16-19 Bursary

Financial Support

The 16-19 Bursary Fund provides financial support for students who may need to overcome specific barriers so that they can continue to be successful in education.

At Capital 6 we are able to specifically fund bursary recipients throughout the duration of their sixth form studies.

We offer two types of bursary:

Vulnerable Bursary

This is a bursary of £1200 for the year and is to support:

  • young people living in care OR who have been in care;
  • young people who are personally in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit;
  • young people in receipt of a Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments in your own name) and Employment Support Allowance.

Discretionary Bursary

This is a payment of £150 per half term (6 half terms in Year 12, 5 half terms in Year 13). It is paid at the end of each half term to the students who are eligible, and have met the academy targets for attendance and punctuality.  Any student who feels that they are facing financial hardship can apply, but the following is a guide to the eligibility criteria:

  • students who were in receipt for free school meals in year 11, or during sixth form;
  • a young carer;
  • students who may experience a change in their circumstances that will affect their household’s income.

Students who would like to be considered for a discretionary bursary payment, or support from the hardship fund, should complete the application forms and provide evidence to the Capital 6 Coordinator, Mrs M Kenny. 

Eligibility

Capital 6 uses household income as the main eligibility criterion, using Tax Credits forms (TC602), evidence of income from self-employment, a P60, or 3 to 6 months’ worth of bank statements as evidence.  However, we do consider that different students have different support requirements, and each individual will have their own circumstances to consider.

Students who are in receipt of either vulnerable or discretionary bursary payments should make sure that they have their own bank or Post Office account.

Supporting academic outcomes & student enrichment

In addition to bursary payments, Capital 6 has utilised the 16-19 Bursary Fund for:  on-going transport costs; individual purchases of equipment and resources (e.g. course related equipment, specialist text-books, memory sticks); meeting the costs of educational trips and visits such as theatre performances; study skills workshops; one-to-one tutoring; Extended Project Qualification resources; weekend & holiday revision classes; university entrance examination fees.

Earn while you learn

There are a number of paid positions within the lower school that Capital 6 students can apply for.  See the information regarding Orange Jacket Active Play & Catering Leaders in ‘C6 Beyond The Classroom’