The College has been allocated funding for the purpose of supporting financially disadvantaged young people to take up or continue their education post-16. The 16-19 Bursary is a limited fund made available for supporting eligible young people with the costs of transport, food, books, educational visits or other course materials or equipment essential to successfully complete their post-16 programme of study.
It is targeted towards those young people considered most in need of financial support. The government has identified a priority group of young people – those in or leaving care – and have asked schools to give priority to this group first and offer them a Guaranteed Vulnerable Bursary.
After this group has been considered, it is expected that a small amount of funding will be available for other students in need of financial support. St Richard Reynolds Catholic College has set eligibility criteria to ensure the remaining funds go to those who are seen to need it most. Any young person who meets these eligibility criteria can apply for a Discretionary Bursary. Further amounts (as available) will be awarded under the Discretionary Bursary.
For further information, please refer to our Bursary Policy or the Department for Education website HERE