16-19 Bursary Fund
The Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School 16 – 19 Bursary Fund is designed to help and support any student who faces financial barriers to participation in their education, such as costs of transport, meals, books, equipment, field trips and other course-related costs. There are 2 types of 16-19 bursary:
The vulnerable bursary can be awarded to students who are:
- in care
- care leavers
- receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them, such as a child or partner
- receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right, as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right.
These students are unlikely to be receiving financial assistance from parents or carers and so may need a greater level of support to enable them to continue to participate in education. The bursary for vulnerable groups can be up to £1,200 per year, however students will only receive the amount that is required to participate in their course. Where there are no relevant costs and/or the student’s financial needs are already being met elsewhere, there may be no payment made.
The discretionary bursary is available to Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School students who are not eligible for the vulnerable bursary, but who live in a household with a low household income.
Priority will be given to students whose household income is £20.818 per annum or less. Applications from students with a household income of between £20,818 and £32,300 will be considered on an individual basis and awards will be dependent upon available funds and financial need.
Depending on the number of applications received, funds may also be made available to other students who have a specific financial need, but where the total household income is higher than the normal limits or where there are other exceptional circumstances.
The awarded bursary may be retained by the school and used to pay for books, equipment, field trips etc on an as required basis or it may be paid to the student directly.
To be eligible to receive a bursary in the 2023 to 2024 academic year a student must be aged 16 or over but under 19 on the 31 August 2023 and be enrolled full-time at the school.
All bursary payments will be directly linked to attendance, behaviour and performance. A bursary can be withdrawn at any time during the year if the student’s attendance, behaviour or performance is not at an acceptable level.
Students will be notified of the outcome of their application to the 16–19 Bursary Fund by letter. This letter will be issued towards the end of the first term of the 2023-24 school year.