16-19 Bursary Scheme
The Government introduced the 16-19 Bursary scheme in September 2011 to replace the EMA (Educational Maintenance Scheme). New guidance was issued in May 2013 resulting in further development of the scheme offered by the School in 2013/14. As a consequence the scheme is significantly different from previous years.
A key priority of the Government is to close the gap in attainment between those from less affluent and more affluent backgrounds, and to ensure that every young person participates in and benefits from a place in 16-19 education and training.
At Dronfield Henry Fanshawe, we believe that the fund should be used to support eligible students who face the greatest financial barriers to joining in with school activities and it will be used to contribute towards the cost of books, materials and equipment for courses; participating in trips; meals and transport costs.
16 – 19 Student Bursary Fund Policy
Should any payments need to be made to the applicant they will be in the form of a BACS transfer, so you will need a bank account.
How to apply
- Complete the application form at the bottom of this page
- Attach the required evidence; details are on the form
- Sign the declaration and hand completed papers to Mr Howell.
(If you are applying because of a financial emergency then this can be handed in at any time)
If approved, applications made by the end of September 2022 will have payments backdated to the start of term. Applications can be made after this time, but payments will only be made from the date of application.
What happens next?
All applications will be processed and any queries or missing evidence will be followed up at this point.
Applications will then be reviewed, with letters will sent out to notify the applicant of the decision.