The Government has replaced EMA with the newly introduced 16-19 Bursary Fund. Through this fund, the academy is able to ensure that a variety of financial support arrangements are in place to help students should problems arise (subject to available funds).
All students have been advised that the academy has a contingency fund in place to ensure that any financial problems that may arise and which could prevent a student fully participating in their sixth form education are overcome. Students have been advised to see Mr Gall for an application form for this fund if necessary.
Free School Meals
Additionally, the academy is also keen to ensure that any Sixth Form student who would be eligible to receive free schools meals is registered accordingly with the local authority. It has been decided by the Governing Body that eligibility for free school meals forms part of the criteria for receiving financial support from the Bursary Fund, and parents are therefore encouraged to register as soon as possible where appropriate. Please click on the following link for details about eligibility for free school meals and information about how to register: