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Bursary scheme 2017/2018

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
  • 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.

Apply for a bursary

Your details
Why do you need a bursary?

We may request further information before we are able to process the claim.



* I declare that all information given is correct to the best of my knowledge. I will supply any additional information that may be required. I understand that if I refuse to provide information my application will not be accepted. I undertake to inform the 16 to 19 Bursary Team for North Tyneside Schools’ in writing of any changes in the information given relating to my circumstances. I agree to abide by the terms of my Learner Agreement or equivalent standards of attendance, behaviour and progress as defined by my school/provider. I agree to repay in full and immediately any money paid to me if the information I have given is shown to be false or deliberately misleading.  I understand that if I falsely claim bursary I could potentially face criminal charges. If I have received a Bursary payment to cover a period of time but subsequently leave my course early, then I may be requested to repay any bursary monies covering that period.  I am aware that any bursary covers only the academic year 2017/18.

Information provided will be treated as confidential and will only be used to:

  • help us ensure all your learning needs are met
  • to check your entitlement for a Bursary
  • fulfil our reporting obligations to our funders

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