Finance & Bursaries
Sixth Form is a time when you start to experience more independence and with that comes budgeting!
Below you will find information on travel and discounts available to students, as well as a Bursary Fund.
All Sixth Form students are eligible to apply for a TOTUM Card, the new name for the National Union of Students card. You can apply for a TOTUM DIGITAL Card which is free, or a TOTUM Card with additional services which has a yearly cost. Both cards offer you a wide range of discounts on shops, entertainment, travel, music and technology.
For more information, go to www.totum.com and you will need your school email address to verify that you are a student.
Financial Assistance for Sixth Formers
Financial support is available to those students most in need, throughout their time in the Sixth Form, using the 16-19 Bursary Fund. Students who currently receive free school meals automatically qualify for a bursary.
Students who can prove that they are eligible may claim the 16-19 Bursary Fund to support them with food, travel, equipment, books, university trips and open days, and course costs such as materials, trips and visits. Students can also apply to borrow a school laptop.
The three levels of eligibility are:
- A student who is currently in care or is a care leaver
- A student who already claims free school meals
- A student whose household income is less than £25,000
To claim the 16-19 Bursary Fund, students must complete the application form or collect a hard copy from Ms Gillibrand, and return it to the Sixth Form office.
This is not a weekly payment; it is a reimbursement, therefore you will need to provide receipts.
In order to retain your bursary throughout the year, students must adhere to the Sixth Form Student Code of Conduct, including maintaining attendance above 95%.
Sixth Form Bursary Checker
If you have answered yes to any of the above, you need to complete the appropriate form to apply for this financial support. You will also need to supply documentation to prove your claim and prove that you are entitled to residency in the UK.