Sixth form bursary

The KSH Sixth Form Bursary Fund is designed to help and support any student who faces financial barriers to participation in education and training.

Eligibility – This scheme is divided into two parts:

  1. Guaranteed Bursary – A bursary of up to £1,200 a year for young people in the following defined vulnerable groups: in care; care leavers; young people in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit; and disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Allowance or Personal Independence Payments.
  2. Discretionary Bursary – A bursary is available to King's sixth form students not eligible for the full Guaranteed Bursary, dependent upon individual circumstances, and who reside in a household whose parents/guardians are in receipt of the following:
  • Income Support or 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 the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit

Additional Help– Under exceptional circumstances students who are not automatically eligible for an award can also apply for help with one-off course related expenses (proof of income or hardship will be asked for). Applications for additional help will be considered on an individual basis and are dependent on available funds.

Conditions – All bursary payments will be directly linked to attendance, behaviour and academic commitment. The student must not have unauthorised absence or lateness from lessons or school.

Please note If you qualify for free school meals, then you will also qualify automatically for the discretionary bursary. Please speak to the Sixth Form Office for further details.

It is best practice to pay ‘in kind’ bursaries rather than cash, except in exceptional circumstances as advised by the Education Funding Agency.

Those students wishing to apply for bursary must complete an application form provided by the school. Please be advised that we cannot process the Bursary application if the requested documentation is not provided.

To read our full Sixth Form Bursary Policy please click here

Please note: that the school can withdraw this support if we believe circumstances have changed.