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.

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:

  • Only learners who do not have 5-9 passes in either or both English and Maths GCSE at the end of KS4 can be supported by this fund.
  • 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
  • Typically support will be in the form of small group tuition over and above the teaching timetabled for that subject