Sixth Form 16 – 19 Bursary Fund


The 16-19 Bursary Fund provides financial support for sixth form students and is administered by the school. The amount of funding available for each school to distribute through the bursary funding has been determined by the government.

The purpose of the Bursary Fund is to provide financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation so that they can remain in education.

MGGS is therefore committed to distributing the Bursary Fund to those students with the greatest need.


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 or by cheque. 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Bursaries can be reduced or withdrawn if students do not meet requirements of the Sixth Form contract.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 Students and parents will be informed if a student’s bursary is to be withdrawn.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 (please refer to our website for further information) must be returned on or before 3rd September 2019. 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.

There are two levels of Bursary Payment:

Changes in Circumstance Over the Academic Year

A small contingency amount will be retained from the overall bursary fund so that some support could be available in the event of a sudden deterioration in the financial circumstances of a student. Therefore, it is possible to apply for the bursary later in the academic year. Payments to students may also be adjusted to take account of improvements in a student’s circumstances.