Parrs Wood Sixth Form College

Financial Support

Financial Support


Studying at sixth form college, can be expensive with buying lunch, travel and books, but you might be able to receive financial support during your time at college.

The 16 - 19 Bursary fund provides financial support to help students overcome the specific financial barriers they may face when remaining in education.

There are 2 types of 16 - 19 bursaries:

  • Bursaries for defined vulnerable students of up to £1200 a year.
  • Discretionary bursaries which we award to students based on the funding rules in the guidance below.

When applying for the bursary fund you will need to ensure you have opened a bank account, as funds need to be deposited into an account in your name only and not a parent/guardian. 

Check out the application guidance below and complete the form if you feel you qualify for the additional financial support on offer. 


16 to 19 Tuition Fund

The Government has introduced the 16 to 19 tuition fund which is a £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our share of this funding is £10,070.

The guidance related to the fund means that:

  • The Fund is not limited to supporting GCSE Maths and English but can be for any aim in the learner’s programme of study
  • The need for support will be determined and agreed between the eligible learners and staff

Our target groups for receiving this intervention will be:

  • Yr12 and 13 students who have not yet received a grade 4 in GCSE English and/or Maths
  • Bespoke subject support for BTEC and A level subjects for those doing so, alongside a resit in GCSE English and/or Maths (as they attained below a 4)
  • Bespoke subject support for BTEC and A level subjects for those doing so, following attainment of below a 5 in English and/or Maths

The ESFA will allocate each provider £150 per instance for full time students without GCSE grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths based on the numbers in their current 2020 to 2021 academic year allocation. There will be pro-rata funding for part time students. Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 19 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan will be eligible for support via the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund. The ESFA will pay the extra funding through 16 to 19 funding allocations for 2020 to 2021 academic year. Providers will start to receive payments from November 2020. Full guidance can be found here

To review how the funds will be distributed please see the spending plan below:

16-19 Tuition Fund Spending Plan

This statement is in line with Government guidance and we have published this statement and funding plan to demonstrate how this additional funding will be utilised in the academic year 2020/21.