The 16-19 Bursary Fund provide financial support to help students overcome specific barriers whilst completing post 16 courses, so they can remain in education. The amount of funding available for each school to distribute through bursary funding has been determined by the government. The fund is, therefore, cash limited and it may not be possible to meet all applications for Level 3 bursaries.


To be eligible to receive a bursary, the Sixth Former must be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31st August 2018 and satisfy the Educational and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) residency criteria.

Level 1 Bursaries - £1,200 (Vulnerable)

To receive this bursary you must be: 

- A young person in Care

- A Care leaver

- A young person in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit  

- A young person in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit or Disability Living.

- Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in your own right.

If you think you are eligible for this bursary, please contact Mrs Robinson.

Level 2 Bursaries - up to £750

Students who are registered with KCC for Free School Meals.

These students will have already been offered a full subsidy towards the Post 16 Travel Card if they have a travel need which will form part of this bursary.

Level 3 Bursaries – up to £600

Students whose total household income is less than £25,000 (evidence required).

These students may have already been offered a £200 subsidy towards the Post 16 Travel Card if they have a travel need* which will form part of this bursary.

Sixth Formers are encouraged to apply for a bursary as soon as possible giving details of their specific educational costs which may include examination re-sits and re-marks, UCAS fees, School trips, books and equipment, travel to attend university interviews and open days.

Terms and Conditions

All bursaries are paid subject to students meeting attendance and performance criteria, as stated on the application form.

*Distance from home to school must be more than 2 miles.


The Folkestone School for Girls

Coolinge Lane

Folkestone, Kent

CT20 3RB United Kingdom


Tel: +44 (0) 1303 251125