Bursary Policy (16-19)
To receive either the Vulnerable or Discretionary 16-19 Bursary a student must be:
Aged over 16
Aged under 19 at the 31 August before the academic year in question (if a student turns 19 during their programme of study, they can continue to get a bursary to the end of the academic year in which they turn 19 or the programme of study ends).
Bursaries are payable subject to certain conditions in the Sixth Form Student Contract relating to attendance, behaviour and effort being maintained. The Academy has the right to withdraw or withhold payments if these standards are not being met, are absent for a continued period of time or if students withdraw from courses.
The most vulnerable students, as defined in the EFA Guidance Document, are to receive a Vulnerable Bursary of up to £1,200 per year. This is payable each academic year the students is in education or training as long as they meet the criteria in further education or training would be required as well.
Discretionary Bursary Fund
Students may wish to apply for a discretionary Bursary for specific individual circum- stances or are considered to be disadvantaged (within six years of receiving the Pupil Premium Fund). This type of bursary is targeted at those to overcome individual barriers they may have in regards to their education. As an Academy we can award whatever we deem necessary for the students to overcome these barriers (subject to funding).
16-19 Bursary Policy 2018-19
16-19 Bursary Application Form 2018-19
Sixth Form Transport
Students in the Sixth Form do not receive free transport to and from school
Northants County Council have introduced a charge for sixth form students travelling on school buses throughout the county. In the current school year 2017/18, the cost of a full year's bus pass is £600, this is reviewed annually. Full details are included on the Post 16 Travel Scheme application form and guidance notes which are available in school, on the school website and also on the Northants County council website www.northamptonshire.gov.uk
Bus passes should be applied for by the end of May 2019 to book a place for September 2019. You may need to pay a deposit as part of this application.
Any late applications may not be allocated a pass. Families in receipt of Income Support Benefit or Income based Job Seekers allowance are entitled to subsidised bus pass at half the current charge – information regarding this is included on the application form.
Replacement bus passes
Should the student lose or damage their bus pass, there is a replacement charge of £15.00 or £25.00 (subject to change by Stagecoach) depending on the type of pass issued.
Out of Catchment area students
Centre bus are currently providing a public fare-paying service between Guilsborough and Northampton, calling at Spratton, Chapel Brampton and then on through Kingsthorpe to Northampton Bus station. Daily return fare is currently £4.80. For further details contact Centre Bus on 01536 742182.
Hamiltons currently provide a fare-paying service from Brixworth via Kingsthorpe, Chapel Brampton to Guilsborough. Please see the Guilsborough School website for more information.