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Discretionary Financial Support Policy

Post 16 Bursary Scheme

Date   19th September 2018

Context:       

The 16-19 BURSARY HAS 2 ELEMENTS:-

1. Support for Vulnerable Learners

If a student is in one of the nationally nominated vulnerable groups they are guaranteed a bursary of up to £1200. 

The following groups of students are eligible

  • Young people in care or care leavers
  • Young people in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right.
  • Young person (not their parents) is in receipt of Income Support
  • Young person (not their parents) is in receipt of Universal Credit Payments.

PLEASE FILL IN THE ATTACHED FORM 1 FOR STUDENTS WHO FALL INTO THIS CATAGORY.

These payments will be made at the end of every term following the deductions made for expenses incurred during the term.

These deductions include payments for the following:-

  • Costs of curriculum educational visits ie Creative visit to theatre / art gallery
  • Weekly £2.00 contribution to class money for educational visits
  • Payments for residential.
  • Any other costs incurred to which we will give you prior notification.

We will provide details of these costs incurred at the end of every term.

Payments will be made into where possible student bank accounts on the following dates:-

Friday 26th October 2018

Friday 15th February 2019

Friday 24th May 2019

2. Discretionary Bursaries

If your child is entitled to free school meals your child is entitled to a discretionary bursary.

PLEASE FILL IN ATTACHED FORM 2 FOR STUDENTS WHO FALL INTO THIS CATAGORY.

No cash payments will be made and these funds will be used to pay for the following:-

  • Costs of curriculum educational visits ie theatre trips/ art gallery etc - £35
  • Weekly £2.00 contribution to class money for educational visits - £72 per year
  • Payments for residential - £200
  • Additional £3 required for dinner at college
  • Additional amounts required for equipment / educational trips during the year.

If a student is not in receipt of free school meals, ESA and DLA but is in receipt of child benefit then they are entitled to a reduced discretionary bursary.

PLEASE FILL IN ATTACHED FORM 3 FOR STUDENTS WHO FALL INTO THIS CATAGORY

No cash payments will be made and these funds will be used to pay for the following:-

  • Costs of curriculum educational visits ie theatre trips etc - £35
  • A contribution towards residential - £50, there will be £150 left to pay.
  • Weekly £2.00 contribution to class money for educational visits - £72 per year
  • Additional amounts required for equipment / educational trips during the year.

TOTAL DISCRETIONARY BURSARY

£3,743

Cost of Theatre Trips

875

Cost of class contributions educational visits

1080

Cost of residential contributions

1500

College dinner contributions

288