SCL Bursary Policy 23-24

Timing of payments will be at SCL Group’s discretion. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday 20 th September to ensure the first payment is made by the end of September. The initial bursary application period will close on October 20 th . In the event there is any allocation left after the initial application period, we will re-open the applications in January. Please note that any applications made outside of these dates will not be processed.


All learners who wish to apply for the bursary must meet the following conditions: • Attendance: on or above SCLs target of overall 85% per month unless there is a valid reason why this level of attendance cannot be achieved. All young people must endeavour to meet punctuality and attendance requirements. Learners must present to their tutors mitigating evidence and/or explanation to maintain their bursary payments if attendance falls below these thresholds. • All learners must adhere to the terms of our Learning Agreements • Initial Assessments and Diagnostic Assessments must be fully completed before payments will be made. If the learner does not meet these conditions, SCL Group reserves the right to withdraw or suspend Bursary payments. In the event of a learner being overpaid in any capacity, SCL Group reserve the right to cease payments and/or request amount to be paid back.


Learners may apply for support towards term time meals if they are in receipt of, or have a parent/guardian who is in receipt of one of the following: • Income Support • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) • Universal Credit with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400 pa (after tax and not including any benefits you get) Eligible learners are entitled to receive a free meal or free meal allowance at the equivalent of £5 for one meal for each day of attendance on programme*.

*this is subject to timetabled days for education.

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