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Highlands School

Highlands School

Bursary

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund helps disadvantaged pupils pay for things they need to support their education or training.

Examples include clothes, books, course equipment, transport and meals on the days that you’re studying or working. Sometimes you can get one off payments to cover study trips or travel for university interviews too.

The amount you can get varies depending on your situation but it could be up to £1,200 a year.

You apply through the school, so when you’re ready to get the ball rolling, speak to your tutor or student services team.

Can I apply for the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund?  

You can apply if you are aged 16-19 and meet certain criteria based on you or your family’s financial situation.

Examples of proof needed for the bursary include eligibility for free school meals, a letter from the DWP showing your family is in receipt of benefits, a P60 and evidence of how much your family earns (like payslips or bank account statements).

Find out more:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/advice-for-young-people-16-to-19-bursary-fund/advice-for-young-people-2015-to-2016-16-to-19-bursary-fund