16-19 Bursary Fund
Kenilworth School Sixth Form 16-19 Bursary Fund
The school 16-19 Bursary Fund is available to support young people aged 16-19 in full time education who face financial barriers to participation such as costs of transport, food, books, clothing, equipment and help with educational visits. There are two types of bursary: a Vulnerable Bursary of up to £1,200 a year to the most vulnerable young people and a Discretionary Bursary for schools and colleges to distribute.
You can apply for a Vulnerable Bursary of up to £1200 if you fall into one of the areas below:
- You are in care
- You are a care leaver
- You are receiving Income Support or Universal Credit in place of Income Support in your own name
- You are receiving Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in your own name.
You can apply for a Discretionary Bursary if you do not fall into any of the vulnerable groups, but you need financial help to stay in education. You may be entitled to a Discretionary Bursary if you fall into one of the areas below:
- Your family income is below £25000
- Your parents receive benefits
- If you have been entitled to free school meals.
Bursary payments will be dependent on students meeting 1 of the above criteria and having at least a 95% attendance record.
If you think you might be eligible to apply for a bursary you will be asked to provide information about your financial circumstances. The information you provide will be used to assess the financial support you may be eligible for. Please complete an application form and return it to Ms Meilak at Kenilworth School Sixth Form if you think that your son/daughter might be eligible for the bursary.