16 - 19 Bursary Policy
At Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form, we aim to
have clear and transparent processes for the use and allocation of 16 to 19 bursary funds;
make clear to parents, carers and students the type of support which is available and the means of applying for it;
widen access to, and participation in, post-16 education.
This policy is based on advice from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on the 16 to 19 bursary fund for the 2020 to 2021 academic year https://www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-bursary-fund-guide-2020-to-2021-academic-year
This policy complies with our Funding Agreement and Articles of Association.
‘In care’ is defined as: children looked after by a local authority on a voluntary basis (section 20 of the Children Act 1989) or under a care order (section 31 of the Children Act 1989). Section 22 of the Children Act 1989 defines the term ‘looked after child’
‘Care leaver’ is defined as:
- a young person aged 16 and 17 who was previously looked after for a period of 13 weeks consecutively (or periods amounting to 13 weeks), which began after the age of 14 and ended after the age of 16, or
- a young person aged 18 or above who was looked after prior to becoming 18 for a period of 13 weeks consecutively (or periods of 13 weeks), which began after the age of 14 and ended after the age of 16)