Sixth Form 16-19 Bursary Fund

The Blenheim High School Sixth Form Bursary Fund is designed to help and support any student who faces financial barriers to participation in education, such as the cost of books, equipment, meals, field trips or transport.

This scheme is available as:

  1. Bursary for Students in Vulnerable groups - Bursaries of up to £1,200 per annum will be awarded to:
  • Young people aged 16 to 18 in care;
  • Care leavers aged 16 to 18;
  • Young people aged 16 to 18 who are in receipt of Income support or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves, for example young people who are living independently of their parents, those whose parents have died or teenage parents;
  • Young people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and either Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit            
  • Young people in receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and either Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit.
  1. Discretionary Bursary - A bursary might be available to Blenheim High School Students not eligible for the Vulnerable Student Bursary, dependent upon family financial circumstances. Eligibility for a Discretionary Bursary will be assessed based on evidence of financial hardship provided to the school. For example, when the parents, living in the same household as the student, are in receipt of the following benefits:
  • Income Support or Universal Credit
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

In addition to the above, we will consider the applications where the household income is less than £25,000 per annum, as well as when the other circumstances might act as a barrier to a student’s full participation in school life.

  1. Additional Help – Sixth Form Students, not eligible for an award based on the criteria listed above, can apply for help with one-off course related expenses (proof of income or hardship will be required).  Applications for additional help will be considered on an individual basis and are dependent upon available funds.  Please contact the Head of Sixth Form if you would like to apply.
     

Conditions

  • Payment of bursary award is directly linked to standards of attendance, behaviour and commitment to studies.
  • Eligible students must be under 19 on 31st August 2020 and enrolled on a non-fee paying full time course at the Sixth Form.

The amounts awarded to successful applicants are decided on an individual basis. Payments of all Bursary awards will normally be made at the beginning of each term (September, January and April), directly to the bank account of the student making the application.

Apply

If you wish to apply, please download the application form below, complete it and return it, including all the evidence:

In person to 6th Form Administrator or Head of 6th Form in an envelope clearly marked: Blenheim High School Sixth Form Bursary Fund Application

Or

By post to Blenheim High School Sixth Form, Bursary Award, Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BH

Download an application form