16-19 Bursary Fund

16-19 Bursary Fund

Students in the sixth form, who are in need of some financial support, can apply to the School’s 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. Students must be aged 16 or over and under 19 on 31st August 2018. Where a young person turns 19 during their programme of study, they can continue to be supported to the end of the academic year in which they turn 19, or to the end of the programme of study, whichever is sooner. Further information is available via this link https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund

1. The Application Process:

Application forms are available from the school and must be supported by relevant documentation such as letters confirming your family’s benefits, a P60, A Tax Credit Award Notice or evidence of your family’s income should they be self-employed. All evidence must be for the current financial year. The criteria we use are the same as those used to assess Free School Meal eligibility.

All applications must detail the intended use for any grants made.

2. Deadline for Applications for the 2018-19 Academic Year

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 5th October 2018. However, should your circumstances change during the academic year, please contact us at 6form@aylesford.kent.sch.uk.

3. Decision Making Process

The applications will be assessed, and bursaries will be awarded on the greatest need. Applicants will be informed, in writing, of the decision. Should your application be successful you will be expected to sign an Attendance, Punctuality and Behaviour Agreement with the School.

4. Payment and Conditions of Bursary

Payments will be made in November, January and April.  At the end of each term a review will be made of attendance, punctuality and behaviour and adjustments may be made to your next allocation. You will be informed of this in writing. Payments will be made either in kind i.e. resources purchased by the school and supplied to the student or by direct bank transfer. All bank transfers must be made to an account held in the student’s name and be able to accept this type of payment.

5. Appeals/Complaints Procedure

You have the right to appeal and/or complain to the Head Teacher if you feel that your case has not been given fair consideration. This must be in writing. The final decision rests with the Head Teacher.

Applications in writing should be made to Mrs N Donovan, School Office Manager, and will be treated in the strictest confidence nichola.donovan@aylesford.kent.sch.uk.