Sixth Form Newsletter

Dear Parent, Carer and Student

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this extremely challenging period.

Please see attached a copy of the June 2020 sixth form newsletter. The newsletter contains vital updates for all year 11, 12 and 13 students as well as parents and carers.

Archbishop Beck Catholic College Sixth Form continues to be guided by the latest LA/DfE guidance so please refer to the college website for the latest updates. Plans are in place to begin meetings with all year 12 students once guidance allows. Meeting details will be communicated via email.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon. Take care.

The Sixth Form Team

16 to 19 Bursary Fund

Bursary Guide


This guidance is for all institutions that administer the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. This includes schools, academies, FE colleges, sixth-form colleges, training providers, independent specialist providers and local authorities.

The guidance is non-statutory and sets out the arrangements the Secretary of State intends to make under section 14 of the Education Act 2002.

It clarifies a number of areas in response to queries raised by institutions and students, these include:

  • promotion of the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund through feeder schools to raise awareness, and help students make better informed post-16 choices;
  • clarification on how the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund can be promoted by institutions
  • advice on the frequency of payments to students
  • the effect of benefit changes to Defined Vulnerable Group Students;
  • the error criteria which the EFA will use to determine if payments need to be recovered from an institution
  • advice on getting students and their families to sign a declaration statement when applying for support from the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund