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Financial Support

We want as many students as possible to experience the benefit of learning at Thomas Paine Sixth Form. You may be able to access a range of funding options to help you in your studies. We encourage students (who are eligible) to apply to our bursary scheme.

The 16-19 Bursary Fund offers help to students at Thomas Paine Sixth Form to support students aged 16 to 19 in overcoming specific financial barriers to participation so they can remain in education.

The Fund is Split into two Categories:

  1. Vulnerable Bursary

Awards up to £1200, according to financial need, if students meet at least one of the criteria outlined in the 16-19 Bursary Fund Policy.

  1. Discretionary Bursary

Students living with parents/carers can apply for discretionary bursaries. Eligibility is primarily based on the level of household income.

Students are encouraged to apply if they have extenuating circumstances leading to a financial need in attending and participating in sixth form.

We use the fund to provide students with support to fund:

  • Transport,
  • Books,
  • Equipment,
  • Field Trips and other Course-related costs,
  • Cost of attending university interviews and open days

For more information please contact our Sixth Form Support Manager

View our 16-19 Bursary Fund Policy here

16-to-19 Bursary Fund Policy 2023-2024