16-19 Vulnerable Bursary Grant

Tor View School and the governing body are committed to supporting young people in continuing their education post-16 and fulfilling their individual potential. Pupils at Tor View School exhibit a wide range of special educational needs encompassing learning, sensory, behavioural and medical needs.

It is the aim of the school and the governing body to support the most vulnerable young people to participate fully in their education. Where appropriate the school is committed to ensuring that eligible students benefit from the 16-19 Vulnerable Bursary Grant awarded by the Education Funding Agency (EFA). This grant is available for vulnerable young people, including those in care, care leavers, young people receiving Income Support (aged 18 years) and disabled young people receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.

Who is eligible?

Pupils and students from the following vulnerable groups:

  • Young people in Care or Care Leavers aged 16-19;
  • Young people in receipt of Income Support or the equivalent Universal Credit in their own right;
  • Young people in receipt of both Disability Living Allowance (or the new Personal Independence Payments) and Employment Support Allowance (or Universal Credit as a replacement for Employment Support Allowance) in their own right.

Please note, if a young person claims Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right the parents will not be able to claim Child Benefit.

For more information and how to apply, please see the 16-19 Vulnerable Bursary Policy & Application document available to download on this page.

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