Richard Hale School 16-19 Bursary Allocation Criteria


Please refer to our 16-19 Bursary Policy for further details. 16-19 Bursary Policy


Vulnerable bursaries

Richard Hale School’s eligibility criteria for receiving a vulnerable bursary includes students who are:

  • In care
  • Care leavers
  • Receiving income support or universal credit in their own right
  • Receiving employment support allowance and disability living allowance, or personal independence payments, in their own right.


Discretionary bursaries

Richard Hale School’s eligibility criteria for receiving a discretionary bursary includes:

  • Students who are completing a high-cost course in which specialist equipment and clothes are required
  • Students living in a low-income household and are in receipt of one or some of the following:
    • Free School Meals (now, or was, in Year 11)
    • Income Support/Universal Credit
    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • Child Tax Credit
    • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit



This commitment has a cash limit which is based on demand, the available funds allocated by the Education Funding Agency on an annual basis. Support may be considered by the school subject to availability of funds to support curriculum trips, fares to and from school and anything else school related.


Entitlement expectations

Students eligible for the 16‐19 Bursary must meet the criteria of a 95% attendance, unless absence is authorised. If this criterion is not met, payment will be forfeit for the week affected by absence.



Parents and students should complete this application form, by following the instructions online and submitting supporting evidence as requested.  The application will be submitted to the Headteacher, for approval.  The process of application and payments will remain confidential.