The Sixth Form Bursary Fund is a discretionary fund at the school’s disposal that allows us to support financially those Sixth Form students who might otherwise find it difficult to cover certain costs associated with their time in the Sixth Form.

There are three different levels of funding available, each based on level of need. These are referred to as level 1, 2 and 3 bursaries and are based on a student’s total parental household income, travel distance from home to school by public transport, the home local authority’s transport policy for students aged 16 to 19 and the number of dependent children in the household. The amount available to successful applicants at each level can change slightly from year to year, depending on the number of successful applicants and the total bursary fund we receive from the government. Recipients may use their bursary to fund items such as textbooks, equipment for practical subjects, educational trips, travel costs to school, university interviews and open days. The government also allocates direct bursaries to students classified as vulnerable, such as those living in care - the school has no discretion in the allocation of these bursaries.