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									       Corfe Hills School: 16-19 Bursary Fund
         Supporting Information 2011-2012
1. What is the Bursary Fund?

   This a fund to help 16-19 year olds facing financial hardship to stay on in full time
   Education after year 11. The Bursary Fund is made up of two parts:

    a) A Full Bursary (£1200 per annum) for students most in need of financial support:
        children in care, care leavers, those on income support and those in receipt of both
        disability living allowance and employment support allowance.

    b) An Educational Support Grant available for students who require additional financial
        support to meet financial costs to allow them to stay on in education.

2. Can I apply?

   In order to apply a student must be under 19 years of age on 31 August and be aged at
   least 16 year old in the year which they start their programme of study. A student must
   be on a full timetable at school.

3. What are the criteria?

   a) A Full Bursary:

       This award can be applied for if a student meets one of the following criteria:

              In care
              Care leaver – lives independently having left local authority care
              Income support – students receiving this support
              Disabled - receiving both disability living allowance and employment support

   b) The Educational Support Grant:

       Students who are facing financial difficulty may be awarded a bursary should they
       meet one or more of the criteria:

   (i) They are eligible for FSM. You are eligible if your parents are claiming one of
       these benefits:

              Job Seekers Allowance (Income-based)

              Income related Employment and Support Allowance

              Child Tax Credit (provided not entitled to working tax credit) and have annual
               taxable income that does not exceed £16,190

              The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit

              Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

   (ii) They are in a family receiving income support

    4. How is an application made?

        The application is completed for the current academic year. Students should apply
        each year in September for their current year of study.

        Students need to complete the16-19 Bursary Application Form and submit to the sixth
        form office by the deadline date indicated on the form. The 16 -19 Bursary Application
        Form can be accessed via the school website and the sixth form office.

        In order to submit an application students must:

        This must be completed in full for the appropriate award and must be submitted with all
        the supporting paperwork in order for the application to be processed. In must also be
        include a covering letter of application on why the student requires a Full Bursary
        Award/ Educational Support Grant

        a) For the Full Bursary this will might include:

                 A covering letter outlining the benefit which the person is entitled

                 A completed application form

                 Written confirmation from the LA (persons previous looked after status)

        b) For the Education Support Grant:

                 A covering letter

                 Evidence of benefits/allowances

    5. How are payments made?

        a) The Full Bursary: Payment will be made fortnightly/monthly into a students’ bank
            account by BACS. Money cannot be paid into another account and only a shared
            account if the student is named on the account. Monthly payments will depend on
            94% attendance, good behavior and completion of work.

        b) The Educational Support Grant: Payment will be made by BACS or cheque. This
            will be paid termly or as on lump sum in the term of need.
            Payment will only be made on receipt of receipts, invoices or official estimates (e.g.
            copy of letter outlining the cost of the field trip).

    6. Schedule and Appeals:
       The following table below outlines the schedule for 2011/12

      Monday 19 September                   Bursary Award information                 9.00 a.m.
                                            available on the website to include
                                            application Forms for 2011/12
      Wednesday 28 September                Deadline for Applications to include      3.00 p.m.
                                            supporting data
      Wednesday 5 October                   Awards allocated deadline                 5.30 p.m.
      Friday 7 October                      Letters sent to students confirming       End of the day
                                            outcomes to include bank details          post

  Please note that there is only one application date each year and this will close at the end of the
school day on 28 September for the Year 2011 (“last date – cut off). This allows for fair assessment of
the overall level of demand to make awards on a fair basis. Should a students’ circumstance change
considerably during the year special consideration will be given. For example: a student may join the
school in December and who is receiving income support. The school has an obligation to pay pro-rata
the funding for the Full Bursary Award.

7. Communication, governance and monitoring:

   The school will provide a statement policy (Supporting Information) on how they will
   administer and distribute the allocated fund – this will be available on the school website
   and the application form. The YPLA (Young People’s Learning Agency) allocates a
   specific funding to the school every year, which is the allocated amount of money for the

   Money will be allocated according the eligibility criteria and will be subject to the
   institutions normal governance and audit regimes. If a student feels aggrieved about
   how their request for a Bursary has been handled then they should follow the normal
   complaint procedure for the school.

   The Bursary Award will be monitored through the external school financial audit and
   through the YPLA who will request management information(MI) to support its
   monitoring arrangement of the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund.


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