Post-16 Bursary Funding

The following information applies to students aged over 16 and under 19 on 31st August 2018 taking a full-time further education course in 2018/19. Students aged 19 or over are only eligible to receive a discretionary bursary if they are continuing on a study programme they began aged 16 to 18 or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund?

The fund is made available from the government through its funding body โ€“ Education Funding Agency (EFA) for 16-19 year olds โ€“ 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.

Eligibility and further information

If you would like to find out whether you may qualify for the bursary, and which bursary for which you would like to apply, please read the following document before applying.

16-19 Bursary Policy – Statement 2018-19

How to apply

Please complete the following application form and submit that (along with copies of the relevant evidence of eligibility) to the school finance office.

16-19 Bursary Application 2018-19

If you have any further questions, please speak to the school finance office or email