Academic Bursary Fund

Guidance for what your bursary can be used for?

The ESFA has set guidelines and encourages institutions to pay bursaries in-kind rather than cash deposited into accounts. This helps ensure that the bursary is spent for the reasons it was awarded. Furthermore, it is to be noted that we strongly advise that no purchase be made before a bursary request form is completed, which can be obtained from the Sixth Form Office and authorisation is given by the Director of Sixth Form, John Bowers.

This can include travel passes or required text books; the bursary awarded to you can be used for all educational purchases of items that are required to aid completion of your chosen course:

  • Stationery
  • Textbooks
  • Travel – i.e. Bus pass
  • Specialist Equipment*
  • Assistance with purchase of your school uniform/kit
  • Bag/Rucksack for school
  • Printing money in school

*Stationary equipment are devices such as laptops or printers, however, upon completion of your course, these items must be returned back to the Trust. According to the ESFA guidelines, if an institution purchases equipment that is necessary for the student to complete their study programme, they can purchase this with bursary funds and we are obligated to inform the student that they must maintain this item and return it once they have completed their study programme, and as such a record of these item will remain on their file.

When requesting to claim, please, make it clear whether this will be for a purchase or a reimbursement.

Upon Submitting the form, the claim will need to be authorised before we can accept any receipts/evidence, therefore, please only provide these once approval is complete for which you will be notified of.

All forms and policies can be downloaded from this webpage.

Any issues, please contact the Sixth Form Administrator, Safina Kusar-Ahmed ([email protected]) to discuss further.

DOWNLOAD: Academic Bursary Fund Application Form 2022-23

DOWNLOAD: Bursary Expenses Claim Form to Purchase

DOWNLOAD: Bursary Expenses Claim Form to Reimburse

DOWNLOAD: 16-19 Bursary Policy