If you are aged between 16 and 19 years and think you might struggle with the costs for education, you may be eligible for a bursary. 

Sixth Form Students in the following groups may receive a bursary of up to £1,200 a year: 

  • Young people in care 
  • Care leavers 
  • Young people claiming income support in their own name 
  • Disabled young people who receive both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payment) in their own name

In addition, some other students facing genuine financial difficulties may be awarded a bursary at the discretion of the school. Full details of these can be found below. 


Bursary Fund Letter Application Form

Applications for Sixth Form bursaries closed September 2020.  We will accept applications after this date by you may miss the first instalment. Please send completed applications to sgarner@bishopschester.co.uk

Bursary Payment Options 2020/21


Cat 1: Vulnerable Students



Fortnightly x 15 (Sept. - April)


Discretionary Bursaries


Cat 2: Free School Meals

Cat 3: Discretionary A (£20,000 and below)

Cat 4: Discretionary B (£20,001 – £22,000)

Cat 5: Discretionary C (£22,001 – £25,000)

Bursary Award £





10 Instalments of £