Students may be eligible for the 16-19 bursary, allowing up to £1200 per year

16-19 Bursary Scheme

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19. A bursary is money that you, or your education or training provider, can use to pay for things like books, clothing and equipment for your course, transport and lunches - all to support and help you with your studies.

What is the bursary scheme?

The scheme helps students aged 16-19 - who are in greatest need - meet the costs of post-16 education and training.


If you start Year 12, 13 or 14 at a North Tyneside school in September, you could be eligible.
You will qualify for up to £1,200 per year in funding if you are:

  • in care
  • a care leaver
  • a student in receipt of income support
  • a student with learning difficulties or disabilities in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

Discretionary Bursary amount varies depending on individual circumstances. Typically, for access to a Discretionary Bursary, we would ask for some evidence of need, which can include the examples below:

  • eligible for Free School Meals
  • a family in receipt of Working Tax Credit
  • families with low household income

You can apply via an application form from the Sixth Form office or by following the link below.

You may be entitled to £1200 per year to help fund the cost of your Sixth Form study.

Follow the link below to find out more: 

Bursary scheme 2023/2024 | North Tyneside Council

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