Looked after young people and care leavers aged 16-19 who are in full-time education or training are entitled to a £1,200 bursary every year. Full time education means school, college or training provider.
Your school and college can decide whether to give you all of the money or to spend all or some of it on equipment and facilities to support you. They can also hold money back for poor attendance or behaviour.
It’s a good idea to ask about this at your interview before you’re offered a place.
How to Apply
You can apply for the Bursary to your school, college or training provider when you start in year 12. You may also need to reapply at the beginning of every year.
The best time to ask about it is when you enrol. Don’t worry if you forget – ask your form tutor, student services or another member of staff as soon as you remember.
Your social worker or YPA can also help you with this as you will need a letter confirming your status. They have probably helped a few young people before you so may very well have some useful advice.