The 16-19 Bursary Fund has been allocated by the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA), the funding agency for 16-19 education and training.
This policy sets out the arrangements for how the Lampton School Academy will prioritise and administer the 16-19 Bursary Fund.
The School is committed to ensuring the Fund is used to support financially disadvantaged young people taking up or continuing in their education or training post-16 and achieving their learning aim(s).
The contact at the School for all 16-19 Bursary support/enquiries is the Director of Sixth Form.
i. Guaranteed Bursary
A Guaranteed Bursary is available to all young people who meet the general eligibility criteria as set out in this policy and who have been identified as being most in need, as set out in this policy.
ii. Discretionary Bursary
A Discretionary Bursary is available to all young people who meet the general and additional eligibility criteria as set out in this policy.
The Discretionary Bursary is a payment of £10 per week (term time only) to students who follow a full timetable at Lampton School 6th Form. Additional support for curriculum related activities such as trips and visits can also be considered; such additional support will need to be agreed by the Bursary Application Panel. When such additional support is granted, the bursary fund may be used to pay for up to 75% of the total cost, up to £300 per annum.
This details national funding residency requirements including those for Asylum Seekers.
- currently or previously looked after (for a period of at least 13 weeks since the age of 14) by the Local Authority, and/or;
- in receipt of Income Support in their own right, and/or;
- disabled and in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
- their gross annual household income, as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs, does not exceed £16,190 and/or;
- where the young person, or a sibling, qualifies for Free School Meals (FSM), and/or;
- where the young person’s parent/guardian/carer(s) are in receipt of one of the following:
– Income Support.
– Income Based Jobseekers Allowance.
– Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
– Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.
Acceptable supporting evidence for the Guaranteed Bursary will be either a:
- Statement from the Local Authority confirming the young person’s current or previous looked after status;
- Recent Entitlement or Award Statement setting out the benefit to which the young person is entitled.
Acceptable supporting evidence for the Discretionary Bursary will be either:
- Part 1 of the latest Tax Credit Award Notice (TCAN) for the young person’s household. This document from HM Revenue & Customs details entitlement to Tax Credits and the Total Income for the year 6 April 2010 to 5 April 2011.
- P60 End of Year Certificate for all adults in the young person’s household who contribute to household costs. This certificate is a statement of earnings from an employer. It must be for the correct adult(s) and for the correct Tax Year (to 5 April 2011). The income will be shown as Total for year.
- Self-Assessment Tax Calculation (SA302). This is the equivalent of the P60 for self-employed people. It must be for the correct adult(s) and for the correct Tax Year (to 5 April 2011). The income will be shown as Total for year.
- Confirmation from the Local Authority of entitlement to Free School Meals (FSM).
Payments will be via BACS (Banker’s Automated Clearing Services) to a Bank Account in the name of the young person. The young person must have a valid account in their name unless there are exceptional reasons which mean an appointee has been named to manage the affairs of the young person.
For those eligible for the Discretionary Bursary, a payment of £10.00 per week (term time only) will be paid into students’ bank account. The money the student receives must aid his/her learning, such as the costs of transport, meals, books, equipment and trips.
These conditions will not be additional to those expected of any young person within the School.
Consideration must also be given to assisting any young person in making an application where they are not able to provide supporting evidence due to difficulties with engagement or support from their parent/guardian/carer(s).
- Mr Bates (Acting Director of 6th Form)
- Mr Whyms (Assistant Headteacher)
The Panel will review the application, supporting evidence and any other personal circumstantial evidence and young people will be notified of the outcome within two weeks of receipt.
The Panel will consider and respond to appeals within two weeks of receipt. If the appeal is upheld or partly upheld it will be referred back to the 16-19 Bursary Application Panel with recommendations. If the appeal is not upheld the appealing party will be signposted to the School’s Complaint Procedure.
If it is necessary to obtain additional information to reach a decision, the young person and/or their parent/guardian/carer(s) will be told the reasons why this is necessary prior to sharing any information further.
Students who require further information should contact the PA to the Sixth Form, Mrs Jan Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org