Liverpool Secondary Schools
Sixth Form Bursaries

Agreed protocols:

  • All schools draw down the suggested 5% for administration
  • All schools reserve 20% of their allocation for changed circumstances, new students and exceptional circumstances
  • Free School Meal entitlement is used as the criteria for the discretionary bursary *
  • Those students with a household income of £25,000 or less will be considered for the discretionary bursary payment. **
  • All bursary payments for guaranteed and discretionary allocations are linked to attendance and progress

Vulnerable Bursaries: – £100 per term (payable £50 per half term)

The eligible groups are students who are:

  • in care
  • care leavers
  • getting Income Support (IS), or Universal Credit (UC) in place of Income Support, in their own right
  • getting Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments in their own right

Evidence must be provided in the form of – Confirmation of benefit or P60 (students must confirm whether the UC has replaced Income Support or ESA)

Discretionary Bursaries – £100 per term (payable £50 per half term)

  • Year 12/13 students in receipt of FSM. *
  • Year 12/13 students who come from a household whose income is £25,000 or less. **

* For reference FSM eligibility is based on:

If a parent/guardian lives in Liverpool and receives any of the following they can claim free school meals. Income Support.

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit  – as long as you have a yearly household income of  less  than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit.

Foster parents already receive funding and are not eligible for free school meals.

**Evidence must be provided i.e. P60 or confirmation of annual benefit

Attendance criteria for both bursaries

Students must sign an agreement confirming they understand their bursary payment is dependent on at least 90% attendance and acceptable progress. Absences of a ½ day or more in any week (with the exception of an evidenced medical appointments) will result in a deduction of £5 for that week. Payments for the whole of the term will be stopped if attendance is continually below 90%.