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What is the bursary scheme?
The scheme helps students aged 16-19 - who are in greatest need - meet the costs of post-16 education and training.
If you start Year 12, 13 or 14 at a North Tyneside school in September, you could be eligible.
You will qualify for up to £1,200 per year in funding if you are:
- in care
- a care leaver
- a student in receipt of income support
- a student with learning difficulties or disabilities in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
Discretionary Bursary amount varies depending on individual circumstances
Typically, for access to a Discretionary Bursary, we would ask for some evidence of need, which can include the examples below:
- eligible for Free School Meals
- a family in receipt of Working Tax Credit
- a young person aged 16–18 looking after a sick or disabled relative
- families with low household income
You might also qualify for free school meals.
Which schools are taking part?
The following schools are part of the scheme:
- Beacon Hill School
- Burnside Business & Enterprise College
- Churchill Community College
- George Stephenson High School
- Longbenton Community College
- Monkseaton High School
- Seaton Burn College
- St Thomas More High School
- Whitley Bay High School
- Woodlawn School
Tyne Metropolitan College and Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College operate their own systems. Their students should apply to them direct.