Free School Meals (FSM)

If students claimed FSM's in high school and circumstances haven't changed then they will be able to claim again in Sixth Form but will have to re-apply each year. As a parent, if you are unsure if you are eligible then why not call Lancashire County Council to find out. Having FSM's in Sixth Form is more discreet than at high school.

Hyndburn and Ribble Valley - 01254 220714. Burnley and Pendle - 01254 220708. Rossendale - 01254 220711.

16-19 Bursary Fund

If you think that you may be eligible under one of the following categories, please fill in the relevant application form which will be available from September and should be returned to the sixth form as soon as possible and no later than Friday 29th September to be able to make the first payment date. Other applications will be accepted after this date but the payment dates and quantities may vary.

Vulnerable Bursary Fund (Priority 1)

The scheme guarantees bursary payments of £1,200 for 2017-18 to certain groups of students deemed most in need of financial support. You will be eligible for this bursary if you, the student, fall into one of the following categories -

  • Young people in care (looked after)
  • Young care leaver
  • Young people getting Income Support (IS) or Universal Credit (UC) in place of Income Support in their own right
  • Young people getting Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments in their own right


Discretionary Bursary Fund Awards (Priority 2 and Priority 3)

Discretionary bursaries are targeted at students who cannot stay in education without financial help for things like transport, meals, books and equipment.

The balance of the school's Bursary Fund allocation remaining, once all Priority 1 awards have been taken into account, will then be awarded discretionary bursary against the criteria, those students most in need of financial assistance to enable them to remain in full-time education. Receipt of a Bursary will be conditional on the student meeting agreed targets set by the school including those related to effort and attendance. 

Priority 2 - Students in receipt of Free School Meals will be eligible to receive a Bursary award of up to £900 for 2017-18 paid in three instalments (November, February and May). 

Priority 3 - In the event of funding remaining within the school's Bursary Fund allocation once all Priority 1 and 2 awards have been made, awards of up to £600 for 2017-18 will be made to students of families in receipt of tax credits with an additional household income of up to £20,817. This priority will be reviewed and if there is still funding available, the eligibility criteria will be changed to £25,521 and applications for this will then be looked over. 

If you are unsure about what to do or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Miss Dicken (Sixth Form Support Officer) 01254 380527, or Mrs Haralambos (Business Manager) 01254 232992,


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