Last reviewed on 17 July 2023
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Independent schools Sixth-form colleges Further education Pupil referral units Non-maintained special schools

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

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

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