Arden Sixth Form Bursary Fund

Dear Parent/Guardian

The Department for Education has allocated an amount of money to Arden to allow the school to grant bursaries to students on low incomes to contribute towards the costs of studying at Arden. If you were eligible last year, you will still need to re-apply for this academic year.



To be eligible to receive bursary payments, you must be a full time student at Arden Sixth Form and be aged under 19 on 31st August in the academic year in which you begin your programme.  Students must also adhere to the sixth form agreement at all times.

The qualifying criteria is one of the following:

  • Students who are or have recently left local authority care or are in receipt of Universal Credit or Personal Independence Payments. 
  • Students who are in receipt of free school meals.  
  • Those with a household income of less than £28,000 per year. 


How the funds will be paid

Those eligible for the bursary, will submit claim forms available online. Receipts for all expenses/purchases may be emailed to  Once these are verified, payment will be made within 2 weeks of receipt of claim.  Receipts may be submitted at any time throughout the academic year (not just at the end of term).  Funds will be paid directly into the bank account that you provide on the google application form (link highlighted below).  If you have any problems paying for items upfront, please email Mrs Kirby at


The Process you should follow

If you are eligible for a bursary on any one of the criteria mentioned above, you should apply as soon as possible.

Applications for eligibility for funding will be reviewed by the Head of Arden Sixth Form and the Arden School Finance Officer.

Appropriate evidence will be required to support your application. These requirements are specified on the application form (link highlighted below) and may include proof of free meal entitlement, P60, income support notification, etc.

For more details of the scheme please visit the following web site:


For approved applications, please complete this form and email to along with copies of receipts:

Sixth Form Bursary Claim Form