PARENT SUPPORT

On this page you will find information about travel and funding support available for

next step placements. 

Travel

BANES council have created a document about the options available for Post 16 transport, you can find a copy here

This document also includes information and contact details about other colleges outside of BANES.  

Money & Funding

Further education placements are usually free, but depending on the course your child does you may be asked to pay for your child's uniform and materials. 

Your child may be entitled to a bursary to help pay for the costs related to participation whilst attending their course for example; transport, books, equipment and other course-related costs. 

There are two types of bursaries available, the vulnerable bursary and the discretionary bursary. To be eligible for these bursaries students must meet the following criteria:

The Vulnerable Bursary is for students in one of the following defined groups

  • in care

  • care leavers

  • in receipt of Income Support, or Universal Credit in place of Income Support, in their own right

  • in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit and Disability Living or Personal Independence Payments in their own right

Students in receipt of this bursary will receive up to £1200.

The Discretionary Bursary is awarded by the school or college to students who meet

the following criteria:

  • be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31 August 2017 or

  • be aged 19 or over at 31 August 2017 and have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

  • be aged 19 or over at 31 August 2017 and continuing on a study programme they began aged 16 to 18 (‘19+ continuers’)

  • meet the residency criteria in ESFA 2017 to 2018 academic year funding regulations for             post-16 provision

  • be participating in provision that is subject to inspection by a public body which assures  quality (such as Ofsted), the provision must also be either

  • funded directly by ESFA or by ESFA via a local authority

  • otherwise publicly funded and lead to a qualification (up to and including Level 3)        accredited by Ofqual or pursuant to Section 96 or the Learning and Skills Act 2000

  • a 16 to 19 traineeship programme

To be eligible for the discretionary bursary, students must be facing financial barriers to participation and need help to stay in education. Each institution will have their own criteria and will be able to support you in applying for the bursary.

For more information and details please visit the government website, which can be                              found by clicking here

Students attending Fosse Way School Post-16 will receive a letter explaining the schools bursary process  in about November. Parents meeting the criteria should complete the form stating what they will use the money for and send this back to school with proof of income. 

Fosse Way School bursary information

Fosse Way School bursary application

Fosse Way School

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BANES

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T: 01761 412198

E: office@fossewayschool.com

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