16-19 Bursary

At Blue Coat we want to ensure that every one of our students is given every opportunity to succeed. For some of our students this might mean financial support if a student is experiencing financial hardship.

The 16-19 Bursary is a fund that supports access to learning for Sixth Form students who are suffering financial hardship; it helps pay for: 

  • Transport
  • Learning equipment
  • Field trips
  • University Open days/visits/interviews

There are 2 types of bursary that may apply toy depending on your financial situation.

The Vulnerable Bursary

This is available to students who fall under any of the following categories:

  • Young person in care
  • Young person in receipt of income support (in your own name)
  • Disabled young person in receipt of Employment Support Allowance & Disability Living Allowance.
The Discretionary Bursary

This is available to students who can evidence meeting the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for FSM in Year 11
  • Unaccompanied asylum seeker
  • Young carer not in receipt of a carers allowance
  • Parent in receipt of benefits
  • Total household income of less than £25 000.
How to Apply
  • Applications can be made from September onwards, but will not be back dated.
  • Completed application forms should be emailed to KS5Bursary@blue-coat.org.