16-19 Bursary Policy

1. Aims

At Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form, we aim to

  •  have clear and transparent processes for the use and allocation of 16 to 19 bursary funds;

  •  make clear to parents, carers and students the type of support which is available and the means of applying for it;

  • widen access to, and participation in, post-16 education.

2. Guidance

This policy is based on advice from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on the 16 to 19 bursary fund for the 2020 to 2021 academic year https://www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-bursary-fund-guide-2020-to-2021-academic-year
This policy complies with our Funding Agreement and Articles of Association.

3. Definitions

‘In care’ is defined as: children looked after by a local authority on a voluntary basis (section 20 of the Children Act 1989) or under a care order (section 31 of the Children Act 1989). Section 22 of the Children Act 1989 defines the term ‘looked after child’

‘Care leaver’ is defined as:

  • a young person aged 16 and 17 who was previously looked after for a period of 13 weeks consecutively (or periods amounting to 13 weeks), which began after the age of 14 and ended after the age of 16, or

  • a young person aged 18 or above who was looked after prior to becoming 18 for a period of 13 weeks consecutively (or periods of 13 weeks), which began after the age of 14 and ended after the age of 16)

If you wish to contact the person responsible for this page, please email melanie.townsend@braintreesixthform.com