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.


An Under 19 PhotoCard is for West Yorkshire residents age 16 to 18. It gives you half-fare bus and rail travel anywhere in West Yorkshire at any time of day, including evenings and weekends. 

For more information, visit the WY Metro website: Under 19 Photocard  and M Card Under 19s website.

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 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.

Bursary Fund Application Form
Bursary Fund Information 2023-24

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

Bursary Fund Policy 16-19​

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.