Sixth Form Bursary

Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy 16-19 Bursary Fund

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome the specific financial barriers to participation they face so they can remain in education.

There are 2 types of 16 to 19 bursaries:

  • Vulnerable Bursary – For young people in one of the defined vulnerable groups.
  • Discretionary Bursary – Awarded by the academy to meet individual needs i.e. help with the cost of transport, meals, books and equipment.

Learners must be aged 16 or over and under 19 at 31st August 2023.

Are you in receipt of Free School Meals at any point in your Sixth Form studies?


Is your gross household income less than £35,000?


Are you Looked After, a Care Leaver or in receipt of benefits in your own right?

Students are required to complete the online 16-19 Bursary Funding application form in the presence of their parent/guardian via the following link Bursary Application

Details required:

  • Student details
  • For vulnerable bursary applications – confirmation of status
  • For discretionary bursary applications – confirmation of income
  • Student Educational Needs
  • Student bank details – in their own name
  • Declarations

In order for students to be paid, they must complete the following steps:
a) Students are required to upload their receipts via the following link Claims

b) If a bursary is awarded towards school meals, a daily amount is credited to the student’s meal account. Unused amounts cannot be carried forward. Students may have to top their account up for additional food

c) The academy will endeavour where possible to make payments on behalf of the students. Please also note that some items may not be fully funded e.g. payment for an academy trip

d) Payments are issued to students on a monthly basis. At the end of each month receipts will be reviewed to ensure they meet the criteria of the bursary fund you were awarded.  A BACS payment will be made the following month


  • It is imperative that all receipts are uploaded via the claims form above at the end of each month in order for payments to be made. Any receipts uploaded after the end of the month will be rolled over to the next claim period
  • Payments may only be made with receipts