The 16-19 Bursary Fund is paid by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to Schools and Colleges so that they may provide financial help to students whose access to or completion of education might be inhibited by financial consideration.
This policy sets out the arrangements for how the Boston Grammar School will prioritise and administer the 16-19 Bursary Fund in 2018/19.
The school is committed to ensuring the Fund is used to support financially disadvantaged young people taking up or continuing in their education post-16 and will seek to ensure that the funds available are distributed fairly, allocated to individual need, and take into account the financial circumstances of the applicant.
Funds are allocated to students to help meet the costs related to participation, including but not limited to:
»Cost of transport to and from school
»Books and equipment
»Course related trips
»Interview and university open day expenses
»School music tuition
»Participation in sport or other extra-curricular activities