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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

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Sixth Form Bursary Information

Students may be aware that the Government has announced a bursary scheme to help 16-19 year olds continue in full-time education.

There are three levels of the Blackfen Sixth Form bursary and you can apply for one only:

Level 1: Those most in need, such as young people in care, care leavers, young people
receiving income support and disabled young people (student) receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance can apply for a bursary of £1,200 per year.
Level 2: This bursary is for students who receive Free School Meals. It is calculated on a
weekly basis and is made at the end of each term. The amount of the payment may vary
from term to term depending on the number of eligible students. To apply for Free School Meals please view criteria at www.bexley.gov.uk and download the application form.
Level 3: This level of bursary is for students with a low income who do not fall into the
above categories. Students can apply for help with one-off expenses for such costs as:

  • Course trips
  • Books and/or equipment
  • University interviews expenses
  • Exam re-sits

In order to qualify for a Level 3 bursary, the student’s total household income must be less than £30,000pa.

Documentary evidence is required

The awards will be dependent on good behaviour and good attendance.
Please note that the school has been allocated limited funds for this Bursary Scheme.

For more details please download the application form from our website or contact

Mrs Eiffert, Sixth Form Coordinator or request via email at sixthform@blackfen.bexley.sch.uk