Support

Throughout your time at Excelsior College, you are supported by a dedicated Sixth Form Pastoral Care team who are there to support you with your studies, assist you with UCAS and job applications, provide careers guidance and emotional support.

Financial Support

Students may be eligible to apply for the Newcastle Schools Bursary Scheme for 16-19 year olds. There are two types of bursary available:

Standard Bursary

To be eligible for the standard bursary you must meet all four of the following conditions:

  • Enter Year 12, 12 or 14 in September 2019
  • Be aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2019
  • Live in a household with an annual income (including beenfits and tax credits) below £21,858 before tax and national insurance or between £21,858 and £25,000

Enhanced Bursary

To be eligible for the enhanced bursary you must meet all four of the following conditions:

  • Enter Year 12, 13 or 14 in September 2019
  • Be aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2019

You must also belong to one of the following groups:

  • Be in care
  • Left care having been in care for a minimum of 3 months since the age of 14
  • Receiving income support or Universal Credit in their own right
  • Receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence payments.

If you aren’t in one of these groups, you may still be eligible depending on your personal circumstances.

Free meals in further education

Eligible young people can access free meals for if they or their parent get one of the qualifying benefits.

Care to Learn

Provides support with the costs of childcare for young parents in education to ensure young people who are parents are not prevented from taking part in education.

Find out more about funding available to support you here .