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16 to 19 Bursaries


In September 2011 the Government introduced a Bursary Fund providing support to young people from less advantaged backgrounds, living in England, to meet the cost of participating in Post-16 education and training.

If you are living in care, a care leaver, receiving income support or are disabled in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance you will be eligible to receive a bursary of up to £1,200 a year.

If you are eligible for free school meals or your household income is less than £28,000 you may be eligible for a bursary of up to £950.

NB: Please note that, while the information in the BOA Bursary Policy 2023-24 is mostly accurate, the payment amounts are outdated and the correct figures are outlined above, to take annual inflation and the cost of living into account.  

16 – 19 Bursary Application

Applications for 2023-24 entry do not open until Friday 25th August 2023.

The bursary application process is now electronic.  Please click here to complete and submit. 

If you require a paper application, please contact the pastoral office to request a copy.  

If you need any help in completing this form you should contact the Pastoral Office.

Sections 1, 2, 3 & 4 should be filled in by the student and sections 5, 6, 7 & 8  by parent(s)/carer(s).