There are two types of 16 to 19 bursaries:
I) High priority claimants (defined vulnerable groups) who will receive bursaries of up to £1,200.
II) Discretionary bursaries awarded to claimants to meet individual needs.
Bursaries for young people in defined vulnerable groups
Students who meet one of the following 4 criteria below, in addition to the above age and residency criteria, can apply for a bursary for vulnerable groups of up to £1,200 per year.
Students eligible for bursaries under this category will be given a pro-rata bursary if their study programme lasts for less than 30 weeks.
A discretionary bursary may be available to Cobham Free School students not eligible for the full bursary who meet the criteria to qualify for free school meals. This is for those students who reside in a household whose parents/guardians are in receipt of the following;
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
income-related Employment and Support Allowance
support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Additional Support Required (Household income likely to be under £25,000 per annum or other qualifying circumstances at the school's discretion)
Conditions for the receipt of bursary payments
Payments are conditional on students meeting the following conditions in relation to their standards of attendance and behaviour: