The Educational Funding Agency believes that some schools have not yet submitted claims to draw down funds for eligible students from the Student Bursary Support Service (SBSS).
The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund was introduced in the 2011 to 2012 academic year. It is money the government has given to local authorities, schools, colleges and other education and training providers (institutions) to give to disadvantaged students. Its purpose is to provide financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation, so they can remain in education.
Schools with students meeting the criteria for support should read the government’s guidance on the service.
Claims can be submitted here.
Page Published: 14/01/2016