16-19 Bursary

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education. There are two types of 16 to 19 bursaries:

Vulnerable Bursary

For students in one or more of the defined vulnerable groups:

  • in care
  • care leavers
  • getting Income Support (IS) or Universal Credit (UC) in their own right
  • in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments in their own right, as well as Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC) in their own right.

The school can apply on your behalf through the Student Bursary Support Service.

Discretionary Bursary

A discretionary bursary that institutions may award to meet individual needs, for example: transport, meals, books and equipment. Cheltenham Bournside School will decide which students are supported by the discretionary bursary based on:

  • students whose parents or carers claim benefits or income support
  • students who may need to overcome individual barriers to school participation.

Gov.uk 16-19 Bursary Fund

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