Schools and colleges will receive 16-19 Bursary Fund allocations for discretionary bursaries only. The funding for vulnerable student bursaries will be held centrally by the Learner Support Service.
Only students in the following defined vulnerable groups are able to apply for the vulnerable student bursary:
- In care
- Care leavers
- Young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments
Schools and Colleges set their own assessment criteria for eligibility for discretionary bursaries.
The Governing Body of Oak Grove College has agreed that the 16-19 Bursary is to be used to help promote independence within an individual students further education and training.
Bursaries will be paid ‘in kind’ such as transport pass to promote independent travelling or for equipment which is required for specific lessons i.e. catering equipment. Any equipment provided through this bursary will belong to Oak Grove College and must be returned at the end of the course/academic year to be re-used by other eligible students.
This fund is only to support students aged 16 -19 years old on 31 August before the academic year begins. The discretionary bursary will be awarded only to individual students identified as requiring financial support.
Applications for the 16-19 Bursary should be made to Sharon Kettlewell, Business Manager.
Appeals regarding decisions made should be in writing to the Headteacher.
For further information or to see if you are eligible please contact the Business Manager on 01903 708870.