The Post 16 Bursary Policy at Outwood Academy Ripon follows the Outwood Grange Family of Schools Post 16 Bursary Policy, which can be accessed using the following link:
This policy has been produced in response to the national transition from Educational Maintenance Allowance to 16-19 Bursary, which has the aim to help 16- to 19-year-olds continue in full-time education, where they might otherwise struggle for financial reasons.
The bursary is made up of two parts – a bursary of £1,200 a year – allocated to the most vulnerable young people and a discretionary fund for schools, academies and colleges to distribute.
Eligibility for each of the bursaries is summarised in the diagram below:
Information for students regarding the Outwood Family of Schools 16-19 Bursary Fund will ‘go live’ on the Academy’s website on GCSE results day. Students who believe they fit the criteria to make an application will be able to either download an application form, collect one during Subject Market/ induction and then after from the Post 16 Team. Completed applications and proof of income should be returned to the Finance Office.
Students can submit an application at any point during the academic year as their financial/home situation dictates but payments will not be back-dated. However, their application will be subject to a review of their performance during the current Praising Stars© cycle. As is Academy policy a student starts a ‘clean slate’ at the start of each Praising Stars© cycle and a bursary instalment will be paid subject to them meeting the terms and conditions in the 16-19 Bursary Contract in that half term.