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Sixth Form


 16 - 19 Bursary Fund

16 - 19 Bursary Fund

The 16 - 19 Bursary Fund is available to provide financial support for students. It aims to help those most in need and is awarded subject to meeting specific eligibility criteria (see details below).

The following awards are currently available:

Vulnerable Bursary Award

£1,200 (£30 per week, term-time only). Paid weekly directly into the student's bank account.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • In care or is a care leaver
  • In receipt of Income Support or equivalent Universal Credit
  • In receipt of both Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments) and Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit

Discretionary Award Tier 1

Weekly amount, term-time only. Paid approximately every four weeks directly into the student's bank account. Please contact your intended place of study for more details.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Was in receipt of Free School Meals in Year 11
  • In receipt of Free School Meals in Year 12/13
  • Have a total household income of less than £16,190 (Free School Meals eligibility criteria)

Discretionary Award Tier 2

A one off single payment to assist with specific equipment and resources, educational visits and transport etc. Paid directly into the student's bank account.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Priority will be given to students resident in a household with a total income of up to £25,000 (Student grant criteria)

Additional Criteria

In addition to the specific award criteria detailed above; the following must also be met for all:

  • Be a student enrolled with us studying a minimum of 12 guided learning hours per week
  • Be at least 16 years old but under 19 on 31 August 2019
  • Award payments are subject to 100% attendance being achieved (see bursary fund agreement for more details)

How To Apply

Application forms are available from the Sixth Form.

 Cecil William Rutherford Trust

Cecil William Rutherford Trust

The Cecil William Rutherford Scholarship Trust provides funding for ex-pupils of Newland St John’s Church of England Academy and Holderness Academy and Sixth Form College. Ex-pupils from age 16 upwards are eligible providing they are working towards qualifications related to electricity, plumbing, building, architecture and medicine (including nursing and physiotherapy.) Courses can be full time, part-time, further or higher education or apprenticeships. Funding is paid following confirmation from the education or training provider that the applicant has commenced their course.

Scholarships are awarded to ex-pupils of each school alternately every year. Applications for this year are sought from applicants who are or will be ex-students of Holderness Academy and Sixth Form College. The closing date for applications is Thursday 24 November 2022.

For further information email

If you would like to discuss any of the bursaries further contact 01482 300 300.