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Sixth Form Bursary

The Sixth Form Bursary Scheme provides financial support for students who have difficulties meeting  the costs incurred in attending their KS5 programme such as transport, food, equipment, school trips, etc. The bursary scheme is funded by the EFA (Education Funding Agency) for eligible students.

There are two types of 16‐19 Bursaries:

1. A Vulnerable Bursary of up to £1,200 a year for students who:

  • are or have been in Local Authority Care or living with Foster Parents
  • are claiming Universal Credit or Income Support in their own name
  • are in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment or Disability Benefit in their own name

2. A Discretionary Bursary for students:

  • who are in receipt of Free School Meals
  • whose family is in receipt of means tested benefits
  • whose household income is less than £25,000 per annum


For both types of Bursary, students must be aged between 16‐19 at the start of the course date, be enrolled at Menorah High School and do a minimum of 15 hours per week and

  • aged 16 or over but under 19 on 31st August 2023
  • must meet the residency criteria in EFSA Funding Regulations for Post 16 Provision



From September 2020 the Government significantly reduced the grant funding provided to the school in relation to Discretionary Bursary Awards. To reflect this limited funding, the awards will focus on in-kind support to help in the following areas:

  • Transport costs not covered by TFL 16+ Zip Oyster
  • The costs relating to attending Open Days/University Interviews
  • Items purchased on their behalf relating to books and specialist equipment eg. lab coats, materials used for art, etc
  • Funds paid towards costs of trips relating specifically to their course
  • UCAS fees

Where possible the school will directly purchase the in-kind provision but where this is not possible, students will need to submit evidence of payment by way of receipts to Mrs Rosenfeld who will make a payment by BACS to the student’s bank account.

We cannot make payments to parent(s), guardian(s) or any other third party. If you do not have a bank account and are having difficulty opening one please contact the Finance Office.

Payments will only be made if the student has 100% authorised attendance and no more than 2 late marks for each relevant week. Serious incidents of poor behaviour resulting in internal or external exclusion will also result in bursary payments being withheld. The school will always consider individual circumstances before withholding any payment and will ensure that by withholding funding it will not stop students attending and undermine the purpose of the bursary fund.



If you feel that you meet the criteria, please complete both Student and Parent application forms. These should be returned with copies of all relevant evidence to Mrs Rosenfeld, School Business Manager, Menorah High School, 105 Brook Road, NW2 7BZ.