Student Bursary Fund (2017/18)

The Student 16 – 19 Bursary fund provides support to the most vulnerable young people to enable them to participate in and benefit from post 16 education and training. If you believe that you fall into one of the categories described below, then we recommend that you complete an application. Once you have completed your application and printed off your receipt, you will need to submit photocopies of all income (before Tax and NI) evidence within two weeks. Please be aware that incomplete evidence will result in your application being delayed.

Applications must be made on line by clicking here.

To be eligible for a bursary from St John Rigby College you must:

The eligibility categories are described as follows:

Guaranteed bursary for vulnerable students as determined by the Education Funding Agency:

The College discretionary bursary allocation:

Please note that the amount of the Bursary payments are entirely dependent upon the number of applications received and the funds available.

In line with the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) best practice the majority of payments will be made in kind e.g. subsidised meals, transport, trips & visits, books & equipment, print credits etc.

The College reserves the right to withhold Bursary payment for non-compliance with the student Charter.

Should any alternative payments be approved these will be paid directly to your bank account; therefore you must supply your own bank account details and not your parents’ bank details.

If you have any queries regarding the bursary please contact the College on 01942 214797 or e-mail

The Educational Funding Agency’s guidance on the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund can be found by clicking here.