The Rushcliffe Sixth Form 16-19 Bursary Fund is designed to help and support any student to overcome financial barriers to participation in education, such as costs of transport, books or equipment.

There are 2 types of bursary:

Vulnerable Bursary

This bursary is £1,200 a year for young people in one of the following groups:

  • In care
  • Care leavers
  • Getting income support, or Universal Credit (UC) in their own right
  • Getting Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in their own right


Discretionary Bursary

This bursary is available to Rushcliffe Sixth Form students not eligible for the Vulnerable Bursary who live in a low income household. The following will be taken into account.  The family is in receipt of:

  • Income Support.
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
  • Child Tax Credit provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have low income.


The level of support which the school can offer is dependent on the total funding received from the Education Funding and Skills Agency (EFSA) and the number of applications it receives.


Additional Help

Under exceptional circumstances, students who are not automatically eligible for an award can also apply for help with one off course related expenses (proof of income or hardship will be asked for). Applications for additional help will be considered on an individual basis and are dependent upon available funds. Please contact the 6th Form Office for more details.


Payment Conditions

All bursary payments will be directly linked to attendance, effort and attitude grades.

  • All bursary payments will be paid directly into a student’s bank account, dates to be advised.
  • Eligible students must be under 19 on 31 August 2019 and enrolled on a non-fee paying full time course at the school.


The latest bursary form can be downloaded here.