Pupil Premium & Bursaries

Pupil Premium and Bursary Information

St Edward’s strives to ensure that all students regardless of economic and social background have the same chances to succeed and thrive within the Sixth Form. Both pupil premium funding and the Sixth Form Bursaries are utilised to close the gap for some students.

Pupil Premium

At St Edward’s we use Pupil Premium funding in different ways in the Sixth Form to meet the diverse needs of our students' Post 16. 

All Pupil Premium students who stay on into the Sixth Form receive a one off payment of £100 to be used towards the cost of uniform, revision guides and stationary (subject to providing receipts for these items.)


There are varying Sixth Form Bursaries offering financial support to students who meet certain eligibility criteria and can provide suitable supporting evidence.

The three levels of Bursary are:

16-19 Bursary for Vulnerable Students

If you are in care, a care leaver, a young person in personal receipt of income support and/or a disabled young person in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (Universal Credit) who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (Personal Independence Payment), you are eligible for a bursary to help with the essential course related costs

Discretionary 16-19 Bursary for students whose household income is below £16,200

If your household income is approximately £16,200 or lower, you may be eligible for a bursary to help with the essential course related costs.

Other qualifying criteria for this bursary include:

In receipt of Free School Meals during Year 11The students acts as a carer to a close relative

Discretionary 16-19 Contribution Towards Course Related Costs

If your household income is above £16,200 but under £21,000, you may be able to apply for a contribution towards essential course related costs (up to a maximum of £200).

Acceptable Supporting Evidence

The following are examples:

Letter from the Department of Work and PensionsEvidence of Jobseekers AllowanceEvidence of Employment and Support Allowance

Evidence of Universal CreditsEvidence of Guaranteed Element of State Pension CreditEvidence of Child Tax Credit with an income below £16,200 (not Working Tax Credit)Asylum Seekers with a supporting letter from the Home OfficeIf in/leaving care a letter of confirmation from your Local AuthorityEvidence of Disability Living Allowance (Personal Independence PaymentEvidence of household income below £21,000 per annum (e.g. P60, letter from accountant, letter stating salary from employer)Evidence detailing particular individual circumstances

Please see the Head of Sixth Form for further information and/or an application pack.