To be eligible to receive a bursary a student:
- must be under 19 on the 31st August in the academic year in which she/he starts the programme of study
- must satisfy Young People’s Learning Agency residency criteria.
To continue to receive a bursary a student must satisfy the following conditions:
- The student must maintain good attendance and punctuality throughout the year
- The student must adhere to the terms of the Sixth Form contract.
Bursaries will be paid in kind wherever possible. Students must request the use of funds via a Google form which will be shared with them by the Assistant Headteacher of Key Stage 5. Please note that funds must be requested before purchases are made or before trips take place. It is not guaranteed that the bursary will cover all financial requests. At the end of each term a review will be made of how the bursary has been spent, how effectively it has helped to overcome potential barriers and how well the above conditions have been met. At this time, adjustments may be made to the next allocation.
Bursaries can be reduced or withdrawn if students do not meet requirements of the Sixth Form contract. This could include unauthorised/unexplained absences and/or lateness to lessons/school; each student will be dealt with on an individual basis. Students and parents will be informed if a student’s bursary is to be withdrawn. Improvement could result in the reinstatement of their bursary.
Applications, together with all supporting documentation must be returned as early as possible in Term 1. Please note that if you intend to apply for a 16+ Travelcard and wish the cost to be covered by bursary, then your bursary application must be submitted to Maidstone Grammar School for Girls at the same time as your Travelcard form and payment is posted to KCC.
If your bursary application is successful then your Travelcard costs will be reimbursed by Maidstone Grammar School for Girls. Reimbursements are generally made very early in Term 1.