Financial Support

16-19 tuition fund

16-19 Tuition FundIn September 2020 the Government, through the Education and Skills Funding Agency, made available an additional £96m for one year for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from COVID-19. The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, Maths and other courses where learning has been disrupted.Wyke has been allocated a proportion of this one-off funding for the 2021/22 academic year. The College will be utilising these funds to deliver two streams of support.Targeted small group sessions in English, Maths and selected vocational programmes will be delivered through the Additional Learning Support (ALS) team, and subject specific catch-up sessions will be offered through the curriculum for eligible students. Groups would usually be a maximum of 5 students.Where the tuition is in respect of English and Maths, priority will be given to those students who had not achieved a GCSE grade 5 in those subjects. Where the extra support and tuition is in respect of other subject areas the students supported will be those that students where their academic progress has been significantly impacted by the pandemic.All staff involved in the delivery of this support will have regard to the needs of students with special educational needs (SEND), particularly where they have experienced additional disruption to learning as a result of their specific needs and disabilities.All students given this additional support will work towards agreed targets with regular reviews to track, monitor, review and evidence all the work undertaken which has been supported by these additional funds and the impact this additional support has had on outcomes.This additional support will be above and beyond the planned programme of education for 2021/22.

16-19 Bursary Fund

Financial support applications for students who are starting or continuing at Wyke Sixth Form College in September 2022 are now open. If you are a current student already in receipt of financial support, you will need to reapply.

Please download and complete the 2022-23 Financial Support Application Form.

Applications and evidence should be emailed to bursaryapplications@wyke.ac.uk

The application form should be completed electronically and attached to an email if possible, along with scans / photographs of evidence. Applications can also be handed in at the main reception, or mailed to Wyke Sixth Form College. If you are submitting original documents, please include a note requesting these to be returned if needed.

For full information about eligibility and the evidence that is needed please see our Financial Support Leaflet.

You can also view our full Financial Support Policy.

Eligibility for Free Tuition

College is free for learners who have been resident in the UK or European Union for the last 3 years and are aged 16,17 or 18 on 31 August in the calendar year when a programme of study commences. Such learners do not have to pay tuition fees if they become 19 during the course of that programme. From September 2007 students aged between 19 and under 25 and commencing their first full level 3 qualification (two GCE A Levels or equivalent) may be eligible for free tuition. Further details are available from the Finance Office. Any additional expenses relating to specific courses will be notified at enrolment. The College will pay all initial exam fees but students are required to pay for any retakes. However, if a student fails to attend the set exam date and has not submitted a medical note, a bill for examination fees will be sent to you.

Students should expect to supply for themselves a file, paper and writing materials for each subject and make themselves aware of any additional costs relating to specific courses, details of which will be provided before enrolment.

Wyke Sixth Form College Support Fund

The Wyke Support Fund is a further way in which the college supports all students to be able to access their education. The Fund is made up of voluntary donations by parents and staff. The funds are used to ensure that students in financial difficulty have access to the equipment they need, are able to access events such as trips and speakers that will significantly improve their education and get help to attend activities supporting their next steps such as university open events. If you are not eligible for the College bursary, need financial support with something to support your education that is outside the scope of the bursary, or are in significant financial difficulty, you can apply for support from the support fund by emailing financialsupport@wyke.ac.uk with full details of your circumstances and the financial support that is required. We will then be able to assess if the support fund can support you.

ParentPay

The College operates an e-payment system to pay for trips, meals and all other College activities. This can be done online using a secure website called ParentPay which offers the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You have a secure online account, activated using a unique set of activation codes. You will be prompted to change these and create your own secure Username and Password for future logins. If you have two or more children at the College, you can merge their accounts once logged in. Activation codes and further information will be provided at enrolment.

All students who are in receipt of any of the 16 – 19 Bursary awards must activate their ParentPay account in order to ensure that they receive all of the support.

Wyke Sixth Form College operates a cashless catering system and students will register their ID card to be able to access this.