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Kirkleatham Hall School

"Unlocking Potential"

16-19 Bursary Policy

Kirkleatham Hall School 16-19 Bursary Policy – 2018/2019

 

The 16-19 bursary is to enable all students to maximise their academic potential without the financial concerns of providing educational expenses. For example residentials, trips, afterschool clubs, equipment for learning etc.

This policy stipulates the criteria for eligibility for both statutory (Priority 1) and discretionary (Priority 2) bursaries available to 16-19 year old students in further education at Kirkleatham Hall School.

Students in the eligible age groups will be invited to apply before the beginning of the new academic year. The bursary criteria will be reviewed on an annual basis and will be subject to changes reflecting Education Funding Agency (EFA) guidance.

Priority 1

This policy follows statutory guidance for the provision of young people meeting the criteria of the following identified groups:

  • In care or care leavers
  • A student in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit who is supporting themselves or a dependant
  • A student receiving Personal Independence Payments/Disability Living Allowance and Employment Support Allowance/Universal Credit.

These students could receive up to £1,200 as allocated by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and administered by Kirkleatham Hall School.

Discretionary Priority 2

Discretionary Financial Bursaries will be available to students whose household income falls below £16,190.

Discretionary Priority 3

Discretionary Financial Bursaries will be available to students whose household income falls below £20,817.

Evidence of income must be supplied for all fund applications.

The school Senior Leadership Team will determine the amounts payable to students. The amounts are determined annually. The grant is divided between all applicants and Priority 2 students receive twice as much as Priority 3 students.

Payments will be made over 10 months (October to July). Payment of the grant is subject to attendance at school. Conditions of the grant will be set at the beginning of the year.

Attendance for students will be monitored. Payments will be subject to satisfactory attendance, using the following criteria:

  • If attendance is 95% or above, the full grant payment will be made
  • If attendance drops below 95%, but is above 75%, then half the grant payment will be made;
  • If attendance drops below 75%, then none of the grant payment will be made.

Any attendance issues will be discussed by the Senior Leadership Team, before a final decision about the grant payment will be made, taking into account any specific circumstances for individuals.

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