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 16-19 Bursary 2023-2024

The Student Bursary Fund aims to support students enrolled at Mirfield Sixth Form College who face the greatest financial barriers to learning. If you fall into one of the groups listed below, you may be able to benefit from the scheme.

Category A

(Priority 1)

Category B

(Priority 2)

Category C

(Priority 3)

Students in one of the following groups:

  • In care/care leaver; in receipt of income support or Universal Credit.
  • In receipt of Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments) AND Employment Support Allowance

You will be entitled to a bursary of up to £1,200.

2A, Students living in a household where the gross annual income is below £16,190 (threshold for Working Tax Credits/Free School Meals) and you find it difficult to meet the cost of full-time education, you may be entitled to some support.

2B, Students living in a household where the gross annual income is between £16,190 and £24,000 and you find it difficult to meet the cost of full-time education, you may be entitled to some support.

Learners facing extreme financial barriers.

If you face real difficulties in continuing to stay in education, you can apply for assistance for the 16-19 Bursary.

Any help offered will be entirely at the discretion of the college.

The Government’s limited bursary funds will be provided as a contribution towards supporting the student to attend and be successful in their chosen studies.  Every young person receiving a bursary must satisfy the eligibility criteria according to the Education Funding Agency https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund  and Mirfield Sixth Form College 16-19 Bursary Student Guide 2023/2024. The bursary is only available during term time. The College will award any bursaries based on individual needs, the number of applications and the funds available.  Funds are only available where a genuine need for assistance is required and not all applications will be successful.


To apply for help from the fund you will need to complete the application form. This can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

Download the 16-19 Bursary Application Form 2023/24

You must

  • Application forms are available online to download at the Mirfield Sixth Form College website
  • Be enrolled on a full-time programme of study at Mirfield Sixth Form College
  • Be under 19 years of age on the 31August 2023
  • Satisfy residency criteria
  • Have a bank or building society account in your own name in order to receive any payments


Please bring your completed application form with supporting evidence to the student support office by Friday 29 September 2023. Support is means tested and you will be required to provide evidence of income. Please note for evidence of income we must have the original documents, photocopies are not acceptable.

Each application will be reviewed individually and once your application has been assessed you will be advised of the outcome by email and whether there are any conditions attached to the financial assistance awarded.


The application deadlines are as follows:

  • Category A & B (Priority 1 & 2A & B) Friday 29 September 2023.
  • Late applications will start as soon as the application is processed and will not be backdated to the beginning of the college year. Please note as funding will already be allocated you may not be granted an award.
  • Category C (Priority 3) Any time during term time.



Priority 1:  

Letter from the local authority to evidence looked after status or evidence of entitlement.

Income Support or Universal Credit in own name – Evidence of entitlement.

Employment Support Allowance AND Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in own name – Evidence of entitlement.

Priority 2A & B:

Tax Credit Award Notice (TCAN) 2023/2024 (all pages)

Final Tax Credit Award Notice 2022/2023 (all pages)

Child Tax Credit (Gross Annual Income less than £16,190) 2023/2024 (all pages)

Council Tax bill 2023/2024 with P60’s and three months wage slips

Self-employment accounts with your Council Tax bill 2023/2024

Income related or means tested benefits (Universal Credit, Pension Credits, IS, JSA, ESA)  The three most recent award statements, showing name, address and a breakdown of benefits and take-home pay.

Entitlement or Award letter showing evidence of a benefit received.

Priority 3:

Appropriate evidence to show that the financial problem is extreme and short term. Household income evidence will be required as in Priority 2 above UNLESS you are already in receipt of a regular Bursary payment.


If you wish to appeal against a decision please contact Ms Denham via email tdenham@themfg.co.uk

The decision will be referred to the Head of College, who will make the final decision.

All decisions will be confirmed in writing.

If you have any queries regarding the Bursary Fund or application process, please contact Ms Denham in the Student Support Office 01924 483666 or email tdenham@themfg.co.uk