What is the Bursary Fund?

The 16-19 Bursary Fund exists to help students continue with and complete their education, where they would otherwise be prohibited from doing so on financial grounds. The Fund targets support towards the most financially disadvantaged 16-19 year olds, who need the most help with the costs of remaining in education.

Swanwick Hall School will determine the eligibility criteria for discretionary bursaries and the frequency of and conditions for payments for all awards. The 16-19 Bursary will only be awarded to a student who is eligible and facing genuine financial barriers to participating.


To be eligible to receive a 16-19 Bursary in the 2020-21 academic year, the student must be aged 16 or over and under 19 on 31 August 2020.

Students must also satisfy the residency criteria set out in the ESFA Funding Guidance, which states that residency is defined by a person on 1 September who is settled in the UK, and has been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for the three years preceding the 1 September. The school may ask for proof of residency.

Application forms can be requested from Mrs Kurcewicz in Sixth Form.  For more information and how to apply, please download the document below. 

Bursary Guidance 20 21 School

Student Finance

Year 13 Students, who are going to be starting university, can now apply for Student Finance through the following website: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance 

Families and Students may also find the below websites useful in preparing to apply for Student Finance: