Finance & Bursary Funding

16-19 Bursary Fund

A limited amount of financial help is available from the school Bursary fund. The fund is made available from the government to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers. For more information from the government, please click here.

Students must be 16 years or older, in full time education, and must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:  
  • Students aged at least 16 and under 19 years of age on 31/08/15, who are in care, are leaving care, are in direct receipt of Income Support or are disabled and in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance. 
  • Students who are economically or socially disadvantaged and at risk of not taking up or continuing in their education. This group includes students with physical or other disabilities, medical conditions and/or learning difficulties
  • Students who have been in care, on probation, are young parents or are otherwise considered at risk
  • Asylum seekers
  • Refugees (who will have access to 16-19 Bursary Funding if they are in receipt of supportive evidence from DWP)
  • Lone parents
If a student satisfies one or more of the above criterias, they will then be classified into priority groups which will determine the bursary given. For more information, please see the 16-19 Bursary Fund Policy. If you feel that you satisfy the criteria(s) needed, please download an application form and return it to Main Reception. 

Free School Meals 

You may be entitled for free school meals. In order to be eligible, the parent/carer should be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance (IR)
  • Assisted as an Asylum Seeker under part 6 of the Immigration Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit only, and have an annual income of less than
    £16,190 (this figure is updated each year from 6th April)
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit. 
Please click here to download and complete an application form in black ink. You should ensure that you have signed the form and post it to Pupil Benefits Service, PO Box 56, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XQ. 

16+ Oyster Card 

Children that live in a London borough can get free bus and tram travel if they were aged 16 or 17 on 31 August or were aged under 18 on 31 August and are still in full time
education. You can apply for an oyster card by obtaining a application form from the Post Office or by creating an Application online by clicking here.