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Bursaries and Financial Support

16+ Bursary Fund

The 16+ Bursary Fund provides financial help for young people aged 16 to 19 who face barriers to staying in education. It is available to eligible young people studying in college. There are two types of bursary available:

(1) Bursaries of £1200 a year for the most vulnerable young people; and

(2) Discretionary bursaries based on individual need, such as help with the costs of travel or equipment

Free College Meals

Students may be able to access Free College Meals if students or their parents or carers are receiving any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

To download our Financial Support Application Form, please click here.

For the Financial Support Guidance Document, please click here.

For more information  please contact Student Services on enquiries@orchardhill.ac.uk or call 0345 402 0453

As a result of outstanding teaching, over time students make excellent progress and develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.
Ofsted November 2019

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