16-19 Financial Help

Please click here for details, eligibility criteria and an application form for the Government's 16-19 Bursary scheme, providing financial assistance to Sixth Form students.  At The Blue, we are receiving a total of £21,054 for the 2017/18 academic year (from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018) to cover all discretionery payments under the scheme.  This funding is finite and no more money is provided if take-up exceeds the maximium amount provided.  

In 2017/18, the Bursary will be used to provide £680 to students who would have been eligible for free school meals.  £250 will be provided to students who are not in receipt of other Bursary funding amounts, where the purchase of a Somerset annual bus transport ticket is needed to get to and from school.

The deadline for applications is Friday 23rd March 2018.  After this date, any surplus funds remaining, will be distributed equally to claimants who have previously applied for a Somerset annual bus transport Bursary. 

Students eligible for the maximum (category 1) grant at £1,200 are funded seperately by Government, and are not part of the discretionary budget.