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16-19 Bursary Fund

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What do we offer at William Morris?

Please find below information on the two bursary options we offer at William Morris, as well as application forms for the Discretionary and Non- Discretionary Bursaries.

Please read the information below before applying for the Discretionary Bursary.

Free School Meals

Free School Meals can be provided to pupils if parents/guardians meet the eligibility criteria below. You can only apply for Discretionary Bursary if you are eligible to Free School Meals.

Therefore, we urge parents/guardians to complete the application form even if students don’t take a school meal. Please click on the link below this text to complete the application form. Please return the completed form to the school.

Eligibility criteria:

You will be eligible to receive free school Meals if your parents/guardians are in receipt of:

•          Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400

•          Income support

•          Income based Jobseeker's Allowance (IBJSA)

•          Income related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA)

•          Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

•          The guarantee element of Pension Credit

•          Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC

N.B. If your parent(s) receive WORKING TAX CREDIT you do NOT qualify even if your parent(s) receive child tax credit and your income is below £16,190

•          Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

For pupils in all year groups:

•          Are either or both parents regular members of HM Forces and designated as personal category 1 or 2 (PStat Cat 1 or 2), in the armed forces of another nation and stationed in England or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence?

Free School Meals form


Bursaries Information

Discretionary Bursary Application Form

Non-Discretionary Bursary Application Form

There are two types of bursary; the Discretionary Bursary and the Non-Discretionary Bursary.

The Non-Discretionary Bursary is paid every month (a total of £1,200) to students who fall under the following categories:

 • Young people in Care

 • Care leavers

 • Young people personally in receipt of income support

• Disabled young people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance and Employment Support       Allowance

• Teenage parents living independently

• Young people whose parents have died 

 The Discretionary Bursary is a smaller sum which is issued twice during the year.  It can be obtained by students who receive free schools meals, pending an agreement stating that the student must meet the expected standards of attendance and punctuality. This is paid on a termly basis.

Please note original evidence will be required on completion of application form.

Students who find themselves in severe financial difficulties can also get help with small expenses such as travel, from our welfare fund. Students who have welfare concerns are encouraged to talk to our student services team who can offer advice and guidance.

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