16-19 Bursary Fund (2021 -2022)

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).

  • Discretionary Bursaries that institutions award to meet individual needs. For example, trips, meals, books and equipment. Students may be awarded this bursary if they fall in to one of two bands of household income.
  • Band 1- annual household income of £18,170 or less
  • Band 2- annual household income between £18,170 - £23,917

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.

Sixth Form students can download the Bursary Form below, there are 2 sections to the form, one is to be completed by the student and the other by a parent.  Please return completed forms to Miss Neto at Sixth Form office with any supporting documentation by Thursday 30th September 2021, all completed application forms, the original Tax Credit Award Notice (showing the household income for 2019/20) and any other supporting evidence need to be submitted with the application. 

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.

If you are approved to receive the student bursary, The Sixth Form Team will notify successful applicants and ask students to provide their own bank details for payment. 

The first payment will take place in the Autumn Term. 


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Bursary Policy Updated 2020 2021 14th May 2021 Download
Bursary Application Form 2021 22 13th Sep 2021 Download