What is a bursary for?
A bursary is Government funded money that can be used to cover various expenses such as:
- Clothing, books and other equipment for subjects
- Support with transport when on work experience, visiting universities or other visits
- UCAS fees
There are 2 types of 16 to 19 Bursary:
- A bursary for students in vulnerable groups
- A discretionary bursary
Bursary for students in vulnerable groups
You could get a bursary worth up to £1,200, depending on your circumstances and benefits.
Who would be in the vulnerable group?
- Young people in care
- Care Leavers
- Young people in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit allowance – supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them, such as a child
- Young people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance in their own right
You could get a discretionary bursary if your annual household income is £24,000 or below. The sixth form decides how much you get depending on authorised attendance. (See our policy)
Discretionary students will receive a laptop to use during their time with us.
Students who have applied for one of the bursaries and are progressing to another year do not have to reapply. They do, however, need to complete and return to Reception, a Self-Declaration Form to confirm the annual household income remains £24,000 or below.
For more detailed information please refer to our 16-19 Bursary, Free Meals and Hardship Policy – 2023 / 2024
To apply for bursary at CTK Aquinas, please click here
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Trevor AQUINAS Progressed to: University of Lancaster Course: A Level Business, ICT and English Language and Literature
“My tutors at CTK were fundamental in my academic success. They were always approachable and willing to go the extra mile. I enjoyed taking part in extracurricular activities, including leading the sixth form band and being Director of the Business Enterprise Group, Student Governor and Student Head of Hall. ”
Bradley AQUINAS Progressed to: University of Nottingham Course: A Levels Maths A*, Physics A* and Chemistry A*
“At Christ the King I discovered I was resilient. My teachers really pushed me to be my best, I am in their debt, thank you for believing in me.”
Rose AQUINAS Progressed to: The University of Warwick Course: A Level History A, Politics A, Sociology A*
“CTK was a great environment for me to learn in. I’ve really enjoyed the teaching – all my teachers have been encouraging and supportive. They put in the extra time to help with workshops and revision to ensure we did well.”
Owen AQUINAS Progressed to: Royal Holloway University Course: A Level Maths A, Psychology B and Biology A
“I would recommend coming to CTK as the level of support offered by the subject teachers is exceptionally good. The best thing about CTK is being part of the friendliest group of students I've ever met. I'm applying to Oxford to study Psychology. ”
Esosa AQUINAS Progressed to: De Montfort University Course: A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths
“My form tutor at CTK was exceptionally supportive every day. I value the freedom and independence of controlling my own learning, staying motivated whilst also having fun. The and people and sense of community provide a great environment. I have enjoyed extra opportunities such as joining summer schools and widening participation programs and becoming a student governor. I received lots of help from the careers guidance counsellor to help me realise what I want to do after sixth form. ”