16-19 Bursary Fund (2023/24)


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 up to £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 £20,000 or less
  • Band 2- annual household income between £20,001 - £25,000

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.

The amount that each student will be eligible for will be confirmed once all applications have been received.  You will be allocated a provisional amount which may change.

Applications will be made through the Applicaa bursary portal. Please follow the link below to register and complete an application.

The deadline for completed applications is Friday, 22nd September 2023.

Key Reminders when completing your application:

  • Students in receipt of Free School Meals will need to complete a eligibility form which can be collected from the Sixth Form Office or downloaded below
  • Please ensure all evidence is uploaded in full 

Further guidance on how to use the Applicaa portal to access your funds will be issued once your application has been approved.

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

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





Page Downloads Date  
Bursary Policy 2022 23 FINAL 10th Nov 2022 Download
Free School Meal Application Form 11th Nov 2022 Download
Guidance 17th Jul 2023 Download