Financial Support

Statutory Bursary – Students eligible for the Statutory Bursary will automatically receive a set payment every half term.

Discretionary Bursary – Students will be requested to complete a Bursary Application form.  Awards can be claimed up to a maximum of three times per college year (Autumn, Spring and Summer terms).

If the criteria for either are met students are then required to complete the initial Application form (as below). This should be completed and returned to Accord Sixth Form College and students will receive confirmation whether they are entitled to a Statutory Bursary Award or a Discretionary Award.

Students eligible for the Statutory Bursary Award will automatically receive a set payment every half term.  In the case of the Discretionary Award the student will be requested to complete a bursary claim form which will request the amount of the bursary needed and the reason for the request (e.g. for an educational visit, books, travel).  All receipts and proof of purchase must be submitted with this form before the claim can be passed to the bursary panel for approval. Submissions need to be made at the beginning of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.

Statutory Bursary
Students are eligible if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • In care or a care leaver.
  • In receipt of Income Support.
  • A disabled young person in receipt of both Employment Support and Disability Living Allowance.

Discretionary Bursary
Students are eligible if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Your household annual income is less than £22,000.
  • You are in receipt of Free School Meals.
  • Your parents currently claim Income Support, Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit or Employment Support Allowance (these benefits must not exceed an annual income of £22,000).

There are exceptional circumstances where you would be eligible which include being a young carer but not receiving Carers Allowance or if you’re currently facing financial barriers to staying on in education. These payments will be the decision of the Bursary Panel.

2020-21 Academic Year Bursary Application Form 

If you require any more information regarding your eligibility for funds, please get in touch with the college and we will be happy to help you.

To apply for the 2020 -2021 16 – 19 bursary please email enquiries@accordsixth.co.uk

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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