Bursary/ Support

The following information applies to students aged over 16 and under 19 on 31st August taking a full-time further education course in the academic year in question. 


The government has announced that some students will be entitled to a grant or bursary of £1200 next year. You could get this if you are in one of the following categories:

  • You are living in care
  • You are a care leaver
  • You are receiving income support/Universal Credit (In your own name)
  • You are disabled and receiving both Employment Support Allowance/Personal Independence Payments and Disability Living Allowance

If you think you are eligible for this £1200 bursary, please contact the Post 16 Administrator.


The fund is made available from the government through its funding body – Education Funding Agency (EFA) for 16-19 year olds - to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers. The new bursary scheme has been put in place as a partial replacement for Education Maintenance Allowance. For more information please view the folloing forms: