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 Policy Letter Bursary Application Form

Applications must be submitted by the 18th  September 2021. We will accept applications after this date but you may miss the first instalment. Please submit completed applications by handing them to Mis Youdale in the Sixth Form office or by sending them to syoudale@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 £