Bursary fund

Post-16 Bursary fund


All Students in Years 12 & 13 with a household income of less than £25, 000 are eligible to apply for the Post-16 Bursary Fund.

Students who are in care are eligible for a Special Bursary Award of £1200 to be paid on a weekly basis (£30 per week over a 40 week period) directly into their personal Bank Account.

When and how are students eligible to claim?

Students who are from households with an income of less than £25,000 per annum can access the Bursary Fund by completing a financial assessment form application. If found to be eligible they will then be able to apply each term to receive minimum payments of up to £100 to support them with continuing their education. This will be paid on a termly basis directly into their bank account. Claims should be entered in September, January and April. Students cannot 'roll over' their allowance from one term to the next.

What can students claim for?

This list is taken from suggestions by the government and is wide and varied in order to meet individual needs:

Books and equipment

  • Fees and examination re-sits
  • Transport costs to and from the Academy
  • Emergency accommodation and meals
  • Course trips
  • Attending interviews and university open days
  • Other educational resources


Due to the nature of the Bursary Fund some students may be unhappy with the decisions made by the Finance Office (decision on financial eligibility). There is, therefore, an appeals procedure in place.

Students making an appeal should complete the relevant form available from the Finance Office which is submitted to the Principal in the first instance. Should students and their families be unhappy with the decisions made by the Principal, they have the right to refer their appeal to the Local Governing Body. Any decision made by the Local Governing Body is final.

In addition to the Bursary Fund, financial assistance is also available to Post-16 students in the form of free school meals and our Learner Support Package.

The Farnley Academy, Chapel Lane, Leeds, LS12 5EU
CALL: 0113 2630741 FAX: 0113 2244093
Email: info@farnley.leeds.sch.uk

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