The 16 - 19 Bursary Fund helps 16 - 19 year olds continue in education where they might otherwise struggle for financial reasons. It is made up of two parts; bursaries of £1200 a year to the most vulnerable young people and a discretionary fund for the school to distribute.
Young people in the defined vulnerable groups (please see categories 1- 4 on the application form in attachments) will receive bursaries of £1200 per year. This will be paid in regular instalments for the duration of the course.
The discretionary payment system is for specific educational purposes such as: books & equipment; examinations re-sit fees; university application (UCAS) fees; and educational visits. It is for students who face genuine financial barriers to participation. Eligibility for discretionary payments is income related. As a guideline please consider the current household income band is £25000 pa. (This income level is under review and is likely to be increased. If you feel that your income is low please submit an application.)
The policy (attached) relates to applications from students for a 16-19 Bursary, Sprowston Community High School Sixth Form participates willingly in the administration of the 16-19 Bursary Fund. It is our policy to ensure that the funds received annually from the EFA (Education Funding Agency) are targeted towards students that have the greatest need.
Anguish's Educational Foundation may also be able to help out.
Find out more here - http://www.norwichcharitabletrusts.org.uk