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 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 depending on a student’s 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 or universal credit (in your own name)
  • Disabled young person in receipt of Employment Support Allowance or universal credit & Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment.
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.
Evidence Required

Examples of accepted documentation to support your application are below –

For the Vulnerable Bursary:

  • evidence showing that the student is eligible, for example, a letter from DWP or the local authority or a copy of the student’s online UC statement

For the Discretionary Bursary:

  • evidence used to assess eligibility and determine household income, such as P60’s, self-employment accounts, wage slips, a letter from DWP, copies of online statements for UC
How to Apply

Please apply online by clicking here:

Students will need to apply using their Sixth Form email address. Applications can be made all year round, but will not be back dated.

Please note you will not be able to apply without submitting the supporting evidence.

If you have any questions in relation to the 16-19 Bursary please email KS5Bursary@blue-coat.org