16-19 Bursary Fund

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is different from the Educational Maintenance Allowance that ceased on 1 January 2011. The new 16-19 Bursary Fund requires a separate policy, different administration arrangements and is supported by a much smaller budget.

Bursary Fund

Epsom and Ewell High School will therefore target the 16-19 Bursary Fund to ensure that it reaches students who face significant barriers to participating in education and will target funds to help the students in greatest need. (See categories 1- 4 on the application form, which can be downloaded at the foot of this page).

We will then look at income related eligibility. (See categories 5-6 on the application form).

Students who are eligible under the Bursary categories will have funding paid half termly in arrears into their bank account. The amount provided will be dependent on the funding received by the school.

Discretionary Fund

Students who are not eligible for the Bursary Fund can apply to the Discretionary Fund for course specific educational visits and residential trips, educational materials such as books & equipment, examination resit fees, university application (UCAS) fees, and transport costs if an Oyster card is not available.  

Eligibility will be determined via formal application and will provide for students who are not covered by the Bursary Fund. Priority will be given to those whose current household income is no more than £30,500.

 Application Process and Payments

All applications are to be made to Sixth Form Office, along with the required evidence.

We will then process the information and advise you, in writing, of the outcome. All eligible payments will be will be subject to the conditions laid down in the Sixth-Form Contract and will be attendance-related.

All payments will be made directly into the student’s nominated account.

Please note that Epsom and Ewell High School guarantees that all personal information, including bank details and household earnings, will be stored securely and will remain strictly confidential.

Throughout the year applications will be considered subject to funds being available.

Please ensure you have read and understood the school’s statement regarding bursary applications before completing this form.   Please note that if a bursary is awarded the payments will be made subject to the conditions of the 16-19 Bursary Fund Contract being met.