16-19 Bursary Fund

The Compton Sixth Form is able to offer help students with the cost of studying. The bursary fund is available to students who have lived in the UK or the EU for at least the past 3 years.

There are two types of bursary available, a Vulnerable Bursary and Discretionary Bursary.

Vulnerable Bursary

If you fall into one of the following categories, then you fall into the higher priority group and will receive a Vulnerable Bursary of £1,200 per year to help with the cost of studying:
•You are in or recently left local authority care
•You get Income Support or Universal Credit in your own name
•You get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in your own name and either Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC)
•You get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name and either Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit (UC)

We do require original evidence from external agencies, key worker/social worker or evidence of  benefit in your own name.

Discretionary Bursary

If you live at home with your parent(s) or carer(s) who receive benefits you fall into the lower priority group and MAY be eligible for financial help from the Discretionary Fund.

You may also get help from the Discretionary Bursary Fund if you are a young carer, or have an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Students may be awarded this bursary if they fall in to one of three bands of household income.
•Band 1- annual household income of £16,190 or less
•Band 2- annual household income between £16,190 - £20,817
•Band 3- annual household income between £20,817 - £25,521

Please note money will be allocated in order of priority based on bandings, Band 1 being the highest priority. Students will also need to meet the schools behaviour, attendance and punctuality expectations in order to receive payment.

Bursary Application Forms can be collected in person from Ms Kubilay in the Sixth Form office at the start of term or downloaded from the below link.

Completed application forms, the original Tax Credit Award Notice (showing the household income for 2018/19) and any other supporting evidence need to be submitted with the application. All documentation needs to be handed in to Ms Kubilay by Friday 20thSeptember 2019.

For more information about the 16-19 Bursary Fund can be found on the government website:

If you have any questions regarding the bursary, please do not hesitate to contact the Sixth Form on

Successful bursary applicants

Payments are issued by BACS and are made four times in the year, STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN BANK ACCOUNT in order to receive payments.
N.B. Savings Accounts cannot be accepted.


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16 19 Bursary Policy 26th Mar 2019 Download
Bursary Information letter 2019 2020 28th Aug 2019 Download
Bursary application form 2019 2020 28th Aug 2019 Download