Pastoral support and bursary
Our school community is vibrant in its diversity and inclusivity. To ensure your health and happiness whilst at sixth form, we provide a wide range of guidance and support.
Mrs Silverlock is our Pastoral Support Manager and a non-teaching member staff and will be there to support you from the outset. Mrs Silverlock is your first point of contact if you have any worries or problems about any aspect of school life, as well as any personal challenges you are facing.
For support with mental health, Mrs Silverlock will support students in accessing online support such as Kooth or make referrals for external support. We also have our own school counsellor who can provide specialist support to those most in need.
Sixth Form Bursary
One of our priorities at the sixth form is the welfare of our students and to enable our students to overcome any financial barriers in education in pursuit of their learning.
What is the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund?
The government has given schools and colleges a bursary fund. This fund is to be shared amongst the students who meet certain requirements set by the individual school or academy and will be allocated on a needs basis. The fund is available for 16-19 year olds to provide support with the costs of full-time education.
Who is eligible?
Eligibility for discretionary bursaries is based on annual household incomes and is divided into three bands.
To be considered eligible for the bursary payments at our sixth form, the total household income (employment and government assistance income included) must be below £25,000.
How may I be supported?
If you are eligible for the bursary fund, you may be supported with:
- weekly bus pass
- school resources – books, stationery etc.
- school trip contributions
- UCAS applications