We are committed to ensuring that all students have access to the right resources to be successful in their academic studies and remove any barriers to participation. Financial support is available to help cover:

  • Travel to and from College (if you live more than a mile from the campus)
  • College meals
  • Compulsory College trips
  • Selected learning materials

Eligibility is based on the government’s criteria for free school meals

To apply, please visit:

If you are eligible, the College will automatically be notified and we will be in touch to arrange free College meals and transport if required.




Eligibility is based on the government’s criteria for free school meals and your son/daughter may qualify if parents/carers are in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)


Vulnerable bursary

There is separate application form for students in defined categories (such as in care, care leaver, receiving financial benefits such as income support etc). Please visit the Finance Office on E corridor for an application form and guidance. In addition to the benefits listed above, students will receive a bursary of £1200 a year.

Student Bursary Statements

Educate Awards - Most Inspirational Sixth Form
Educate North College of the Year 2023
TES Shortlist
Quality in Careers
CE Certified
BePART Educational Trust
Sixth Form Colleges Association
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award