Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Financial Assistance and Bursary Fund

On 28 March 2011 the Government announced a new 16-19 Bursary Fund to support the most vulnerable young people to participate in and benefit from post-16 education and training. The total amount to be allocated will allow us to pay:

Bursaries of up to £1,200 to young people in the nominated vulnerable groups


Discretionary bursaries of up to £200 for other students who require support.

1.  To qualify for the bursary of up to £1,200 you need to fall under the following category:

  • young person in care or care leavers,
  • young person receiving income support, and
  • disabled young person receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.

Evidence we require:

  • a letter setting out the benefit to which you are entitled to or
  • written confirmation of your current or previous looked-after status from the local authority which looks after you or provides your leaving care service

2.  To qualify for the discretionary bursary of up to £200 we require the following evidence:

  • Receipt of benefit or
  • P60 or
  • Tax Credit Award Notice if employed , or
  • SA302 form or certified accounts if self-employed

Please be aware that the discretionary bursaries will not be given to all students only those with priority needs at the discretion of the Post 16 Management Team.

Financial support could be allocated for:

  • Books/equipment
  • Additional course costs e.g. trips
  • Transport
  • Exam re-sits fees
  • Rewards for attainment and attendance.

An application form will be available to all students as part of your enrolment