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Sixth Form Bursary and Free School Meals

Sixth Form Bursary and Free School Meals Information

Sixth Form Bursary 

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome the specific financial barriers to participation they face so they can remain in education.

Forms and guidance relating to the Sixth Form bursary can be found below.  Applications can be made for discretionary and vulnerable bursaries.

If you have any queries relating to the bursary please contact Miss K Stewart, Administration Officer email: K.Stewart@tsatrust.org.uk

Free School Meals

Free meals in further education defines disadvantage as students being in receipt of, or having parents who are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC))
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after someone stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400 pa (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

How do I apply for Free School Meals?

You can apply online here

Or contact Kent County Council on 03000 41 51 23 between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, if your circumstances have changed.

Bursary Fund Application Form