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16 - 19 Bursary Fund


The following information refers to the 16-19 Bursary Fund, which we offer to eligible students within the Sixth Form. 

A key priority of the government is to eliminate the gap in attainment between those from poorer and more affluent backgrounds, and to ensure that every young person participates in and benefits from a place in 16-19 education and training.  The government provides funding to tackle disadvantage both through the YPLA’s funding formula and through support to help young people meet the costs of participating in education and training post-16.

 Following the guidelines set out by The Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) – www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund  – The Knights Templar School has devised the following guidelines and criteria:

KTS Sixth Form 16-19 Student Bursary

The 16-19 Bursary is a government fund allocated to schools to help students who might struggle with the cost of full-time education. 

Those most in need will be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,200 a year.  Students eligible for this bursary include students who are:

  • in care or recently left care
  • receiving income support or universal credit. Young people eligible for income support will include some teenage parents, young people estranged from their families, and those whose parents have died.
  • receiving Disability Living Allowance as well as either Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit.

Other students facing financial difficulties may also be able to claim a discretionary bursary to help with costs of transport, food, equipment or other course-related costs.  All applications are assessed on an individual basis.  The bursary fund is intended to help students with their actual costs of participating, therefore the amount of bursary received will depend on each student’s individual circumstances and their actual financial need.

If you wish to apply for either bursary, please complete the Student Bursary Application Form and provide details and supporting documentation where specified.  All details provided are confidential and will only be used to assess an applicant’s eligibility. 

All applications should be handed in at the Sixth Form Student Services Office (marked Private and Confidential). 

Students will be notified in writing once their application has been given consideration.  Application to the bursary is not a guarantee of award.

If eligible, the bursary will be paid into the student's bank account not a parents/carers.

Link to Application form