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16-19 Bursary

We do not want any student to be prevented from continuing their education or participating fully in the life of the Sixth Form as a result of financial concerns. If a student is concerned about how to meet the cost of transport, equipment necessary for their courses and/or trips and other subject related activities then they should consider applying for the Bursary. All information provided regarding the Bursary will be treated in the strictest confidence. We are aware that people’s circumstances change during the course of the academic year and so we accept applications for the Bursary at any point during the year.

There are two categories of Bursary Award


Discretionary awards are for any students who are facing genuine financial barriers to participating in education. Institutions can determine the eligibility criteria and the frequency and conditions of payments.

At The Weald, Discretionary awards can be made in a number of ways depending on a student’s circumstances:-

  • One-off payments to eligible students to cover the cost of specific items or attendance at educational events.
  • Help with travel costs to attend university open days.


A yearly bursary of up to £1,200 is available to young people in one of the four defined vulnerable groups:-

  • Young people in care
  • Care leavers
  • Those on Income Support or receiving Universal Credit in place of Income Support
  • Disabled young people (in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment)

We are responsible for verifying that young people meet the criteria for vulnerable student bursaries.

If you think you are eligible for a Bursary and would like to know more about the 16 – 19 Bursary Scheme at The Weald Sixth Form please contact or call 01403 787283 between 8.45am and 3.05pm and speak to Mrs Tucker our Sixth Form Administrator.