16-19 Bursary & 16-19 Tuition Fund
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16-19 Bursary & 16-19 Tuition Fund


16-19 Bursaries replace the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for young people in 16-19 education. Funding to provide bursaries will be allocated directly to schools and other 16-19 education providers on an annual basis and they will be expected to administer the allocation of this funding. Schools will have a duty to provide bursaries to students who are identified as most vulnerable at a specified rate but have discretion over allocating funding to other students depending on their individual needs.

• To support access to post-16 education where there are financial barriers to continued learning.
• To ensure that most vulnerable students receive their bursary entitlement

• To adhere to the eligibility criteria and definitions of ‘most vulnerable’ detailed in the YPLA guidance
• To award discretionary bursaries through a fair and transparent system
• To allocate funding based on individual need

Please click the link below for information about the 2022-2023 Bursary.

The 16 – 19 Tuition Fund has been made available by The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to help schools and colleges mitigate the disruption of learning arising from the Coronavirus pandemic. The fund is ring-fenced and must be used to provide eligible students with additional tuition as outlined by the ESFA.

Please click the link below for information about the 2022-2023 Tuition Fund.


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We’re pleased to confirm that school will be open to all students tomorrow (Thursday 28th September). Our Open Evening will also go ahead as planned.

Our biometric (fingerprint) lunch system will not be fully operational tomorrow so we will offer a more limited hot and cold food service at lunchtime, and toast in the morning (no bottled drinks and cakes) but the menu will be offered free of charge to all students tomorrow.

We’re sorry for the disruption caused.

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Amanda is Chair of the Excel Academy Trust Board. Amanda became a parent governor in 2009 and has enjoyed several responsibilities across this time including being Chair of the Achievement and Standards committee, a member of the Excel Academy Audit committee, and most recently has been appointed as a Member of the Excel Academy Partnership. Her career started out with the Halifax Building Society where she worked as a mortgage advisor for 20 years, before entering the political arena. Amanda is a County Councillor for Durham County Council, representing Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward. Amanda was formerly a student at Framwellgate School Durham, where she met her husband and many other friends, as well as taking on the responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl. Amanda is passionate about the school and local area and is actively involved in the school at every opportunity.

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