Financial Support

We’ll do all we can to support you throughout your time here.

This may involve working to identify any barriers to learning and providing you with the best support to help you overcome them.

Making sure you know about the financial support available to you will help get you off on the right foot.

Free for all students:

  • Your courses
  • Textbooks
  • Specialist equipment
  • If you’re aged 16-18, in full-time education and living in South Yorkshire, you’re entitled to a student travel pass

You could be entitled to financial support:

Longley Park Guaranteed Bursary – If you’re aged 16-18 and currently receiving Income Support/Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment and Employment Support Allowance, are in care or are leaving care, you could be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,200 per year.

Longley Park Bursary Fund

If you are 16-18 and live in a household with a gross annual income of £16,190 or below, you may be eligible for the Sixth Forms 16-18 Bursary, support available includes;

  • Support with travel to and from the Sixth Form (via travel passes) 
  • Support (full or partial) towards educational visits supporting their study programme 
  • Payment of UCAS or other next step applications 
  • Support for travel to open days, apprenticeship interviews etc. 
  • Purchasing of textbooks and/or equipment needed to engage in their study programmes 
  • Protective clothing if needed for their lessons or placements if required
  • Support to cover DBS applications for courses that require this 
  • Support to cover the cost of resit examinations 
  • Any other appropriate support that helps you engage in your studies (contact student finance for queries
  • Please note, financial support and entitlement to loans and bursaries are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • The funds available are limited.

The following can be used to assess your eligibility

  • Carers Allowance 
  • Incapacity Benefit 
  • Child Benefit Income Support 
  • Child Support/Maintenance 
  • Job Seekers Allowance 
  • Child Tax Credit (Award Notice marked 2021-22) 
  • Personal Independence Payment 
  • Council Tax Benefit 
  • Salary Slips (last 3 months) 
  • Disability Living Allowance (Not included in assessment) 
  • Support under part IV Immigration & Asylum Act 1999 
  • Employment Support Allowance 
  • Universal Credit (last 3 statements and Award Notice) 
  • Grants or Bursaries Wage Slips (last 4 weeks) 
  • Housing Benefit 
  • Working Tax Credit

If you’re aged 16-18 and currently receiving one or more from the lit below you could be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,200 per year.

  • In care (LAC) or Care Leavers
  • In receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves 
  • In receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments (in their own right) as well as Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right.
  • Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking children aged under 18 (treated as LAC)


Note:  Support for this group is not guaranteed -  Where support has been agreed, it may not equate to £1200 but will reflect the level of financial support required from the list of items above.

If your application is successful support is for 1 year only and will be reassessed at the start of the new academic year if you are continuing your studies.

Students who fail to meet the minimum 95% attendance requirement for all subjects may have support withdrawn. Students who are subject to disciplinary proceedings may have support withdrawn.

You can make requests for materials via an online application form or by contact

If you have purchased items yourself the Sixth Form may look to reimburse you should you have receipts for the products.

If you have any queries please contact 

Please click here for further information on other financial support available from external agencies.


Any queries?

You’ll find the Student Finance Office in the Plaza

Tel: 0114 262 5793 or 0114 262 5794




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