Financial Support

Please watch the video below to find out information about the Bursary support that is offered here at Ditton Park Academy.  The Application details can also be found here

Financial Support document

This document below sets out what financial support is available for students enrolled at DPA Sixth Form and how it can be applied for.

Free School Meals

Just as in Year 7-11, DPA Sixth Form students are able to claim free school meals if their parent(s) or carer(s) receive one or more benefits.

16 to 19 Bursary Fund

This provides financial support to help overcome specific financial barriers to educational participation. It is made available from the government and is a partial replacement for the previous EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance). To apply, students must be aged 16, 17 or 18 at 31st August 2019 and meet the residency criteria. 

There are 2 types of 16 to 19 bursaries:

1. Vulnerable Bursary

A student is eligible to claim up to £1,200 a year if they meet one or more descriptors in the attached policy document.

2. Discretionary Bursary

A student can also apply for financial help with the cost of educational-related transport, meals, clothing, books, kit, exam re-sits and equipment. This is based on students’ individual circumstances and takes into account student attendance and behaviour record. Payments can be made by bank transfer or made ‘in kind’.

Bursary Application Form