The Department for Education established the 16-19 Bursary Fund in 2011. The aim of the fund is to help students aged 16-19 (Year 12 and 13 only) continue in education, where they might struggle for financial reasons. A bursary is directly related to the income and financial resources of the student’s family. The School receives a finite allocation directly from Central Government in order to support students is Year 12 and Year 13 only. The criteria are set nationally but the fund is administered by the school and an application via the online platform Applicaa is required on behalf of the student.