Young people who need some financial support to help them stay in education after 16 can apply for a school bursary. The Bursary must be usednto pay for course-related costs, such as transport, books and equipment, trips, extra-curricular activity, travel to universities, results etc.
To be eligible for support, a student must have been a resident in this country for three years before the beginning of their A Level studies. Students who qualify for this include young people in care, care leavers, young people receiving income support, disabled young people receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.
Payments typically range from £125 - £500 per academic year. For those most in need, a bursary of £1,200 will be available.
Payment of the bursary is subject to William Farr’s high expectation of behaviour, progress and attendance (above 90%).
Students should apply by completing an application form (available from the school) and include any evidence to support their application. Students will then receive notification in writing about whether their application has been successful. If successful, money will be paid directly into the student's bank account. Students can apply at any time should there be a change in circumstances.
For more advice go to https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund