16 to 19 bursary fund: model policy

Adapt our model policy to help you set your own 16 to 19 bursary fund policy.

Last reviewed on 17 July 2023
Ref: 41575
Statutory/mandatory for:
Maintained schools
Free schools
Independent schools
Sixth-form colleges
Further education
Pupil referral units
Non-maintained special schools
  1. You must have a policy if you access the 16 to 19 bursary fund 
  2. Download our model policy 
  3. Changes for 2023/24 academic year

You must have a policy if you access the 16 to 19 bursary fund 

The policy needs to outline: 

  • How you'll use the funding
  • Your eligibility criteria
  • Any terms and conditions you set

Download our model policy 

Our model:

  • Is designed for you to adapt to suit your school's context
  • Takes into account relevant guidance and requirements
  • Is approved by Forbes Solicitors
Model policy: 16 to 19 bursary fund DOC, 251.5 KB

Please note: This model policy is aimed primarily at maintained schools and academies, but can be easily adapted to suit any school. If you wish to use the policy in a different type of setting, we recommend you check this policy against any requirements or considerations specific to your context and adapt it accordingly.

There haven't been any significant changes to the guidance. However, the DfE has included a number of clarifications and reminders in section 2 of the 16 to 19

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