Bursary Information

Funding is available for those students who may require financial assistance in order for them to complete their studies.  Students can apply for either of the two allowances available if they meet the criteria.  Money is typically used for things such as a bus pass if required to get to Lydiard Park Academy, text books, revision guides, materials for practical subjects etc.

Who can apply for the Bursary Fund?

There are 2 types of 16 to 19 bursaries:

  • A vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200 a year for young people in one of the defined vulnerable groups,
  • Discretionary bursaries that institutions award to meet individual needs, for example, transport, meals, books and equipment.

Vulnerable Bursary

Students in one or more of the groups below can apply for a vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200.  The eligible groups are students who are:

  • In care or care leaver,
  • getting Income Support (IS) or Universal Credit (UC) in place of Income Support in their own right,
  • Getting Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments in their own right.

Discretionary Bursary

Discretionary bursaries are awards made by institutions to individual students.  They are targeted on overcoming the individual barriers to participation a student faces.

Application forms are available from Mrs Grey.  Completed forms need to be returned to Mrs Grey, along with the appropriate financial evidence.

We will assess your application and send you an email or letter explaining how much bursary you will receive.  Please note that proof of purchase will be required for all items.

In order to receive payment for a Discretionary Bursary, you must have an attendance rate of over 90%.

Please note: the school can withdraw this support if we believe circumstances have changed.