Bursary & Financial Support | Rainhill6th

Bursary & Financial Support

Money should never stop a student from thriving. We firmly believe this at Rainhill Sixth Form. That’s why we have the Sixth Form Bursary. All students will be made aware of this fund and application forms will be issued with the enrollment pack.

Students on the Rainhill Sixth Form bursary can receive up to £50 a month for full attendance. Along with this, they will be able to access the DIS fund to help with the purchase of books and equipment. The DIS fund can also help to pay for trips. Students must see their teachers for this and they will fill in a form with them.

There are two types of bursary offered at Rainhill Sixth Form:

1. Guaranteed Bursary

2. Discretionary Bursary

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Guarenteed Bursary at Rainhill Sixth Form

Who is eligible?

Vulnerable Young People who are:

  • In Care
  • Care Leavers
  • In Receipt of Income Support
  • Disabled and in Receipt of Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
  • In Receipt of Universal Credit

Discretionary Bursary at Rainhill Sixth Form

Students whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Job Seekers Allowance (Income based)
  • Employment & Support Allowance (Income based)
  • Income Support
  • Guaranteed Credit or Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income level (as assessed by HMR&C) which does not exceed £21,000
  • Universal Credit


  • Students whose parent(s)/guardian(s) gross annual income is under £21,000


  • For the year 2018-19, students who were in receipt of Free School Meals in Year 11 or have been at any point during the past six years will be entitled to Bursary.

What evidence do I need to apply for the Rainhill Sixth Form bursary?

Original evidence of household income (Tax Credit Award Notice for 2018-19) must be submitted for copying with all completed applications for the Discretionary Bursary Fund.

  • Awards made on the basis of Free School Meal eligibility within the past six years will be subject to confirmation by SHBC;
  • All Bursary payments are made directly to students only, it is therefore, important if you don’t already have one, to open a bank or building society account;
  • Bursary payments are currently (2018-2019) £50 per month, provided that attendance is 100%. Should attendance drop below this in any one week, a pro-rata reduction will be made;
  • Bursary students are also entitled (2018-2019) to support with the purchase of set-texts, wider reading texts, revision guides and other equipment or materials as appropriate.

The bursary at Rainhill Sixth Form is a great idea. It helped me with day to day costs, like buses and clothing but it also helped me to pay for bigger things, like the Arts Academy New York trip and my dance school auditions. I would never have been able to go on the New York trip without that help and it was the highlight of my two years at Rainhill Sixth Form. Also, I would never have been able to afford to audition for the most prestigious dance schools without help from the bursary.