Financial Support

16-19 Bursary Fund

If your family is in receipt of benefits or on a low income you may be eligible for financial assistance from the 16-19 Bursary Fund. This fund is provided by the government but is administered by schools and colleges who also set their own assessment and allocation criteria.

At Sir John Deane’s we prioritise transport costs as these can often be substantial. Our aim is to cover all your transport costs if you qualify for support from the Bursary Fund, although we cannot guarantee this until we know how many applications we receive each year. We also aim to provide support with the cost of books and materials and trips and visits that are linked directly to your course.

If you apply before you enrol we will be able to let you know whether you will qualify for support.

Bursary applications are now open for current students for the 2018/19 academic year:

Bursary Application Link

Please use the guidance notes available below to help you with your application. If you are unable to use the online bursary system, please contact the Finance Department (

16-19 Bursary Fund Guidance notes

Bursary applications for new students enrolling at the College in August 2019 will be open from the early summer. 

Free College Meals

To be eligible for Free Meals students or their parents must be receiving certain benefits. To find out if you qualify please check the detailed guidance by clicking on the link below.

Free meals guidance notes

Foundation Governors’ Fund

If you are doing a period of voluntary service between College and University or competing at regional, national or international level in sport you may apply for a grant to assist with costs to the Principal and the Foundation Governors who administer a charitable trust.