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Brakenhale School

16-19 Bursary

The bursary fund is money that the school is allocated by the government in order to support students with their studies. There are two types of bursary that students can apply for, our Discretionary bursary, or our Higher Level bursary – the criteria for both is below:

Eligibility Criteria
Discretionary Bursary Higher Level Bursary

To qualify for the Discretionary bursary fund, students need to meet all of the below criteria:

  • Between the ages of 16 – 19
  • Live or reside in the UK
  • Have a combined household income of £30,000 or less
  • Attend our Sixth Form on a full time basis (Studying 3 subjects or more)

To qualify for the Higher Level bursary fund, students need to fall into at least one of the following categories:

  • A looked after young person
  • A care leaver
  • A young person in receipt of Income Support;
  • A disabled young person in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

If you believe that a student qualifies for bursary support, please download and fill in the application form and return it to Mrs Perryman by hand, or scan and email it to the

Hard copies are also available from Mrs Perryman.

We will need to ask for evidence of income-assessed benefits or income so please attach these to the form in the first instance so as to avoid delays in receiving any allocated funds.

Please also be aware that bursary funds can only be used on things that we can justify will have a positive impact on students’ education. This may be travel to Open Days, UCAS applications, books and equipment, or anything that students need for their courses. We are very happy to advise students if they are not sure of anything.

If you do think that a student might be eligible we would urge you to apply; it can really help.