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19/01/22

Find out about our 13-week parenting programme, held here at HAB on Monday mornings, designed to support you to raise happy and successful children. Places still available. Email habreception.org.uk or call 0207 237 9316 to find out more. https://t.co/JmWAO5buFp https://t.co/T73L92cIpw

17/12/21

We hope you enjoy watching our 2021 Christmas Concert. Special thanks to all our talented perfomers, the music and dance staff, Noor (Year 9, camera assistant) and to Ms Houssein for producing our film. Happy Christmas from all at HAB! Watch at https://t.co/paTNBsc1zA https://t.co/ZqRzndfuyD

14/12/21

Retweetd From Guy's and St Thomas' Research

Calling all budding scientists! Applications are open for our first 2022 I ♥ Research Academy. Year 10-11 students can find out about careers in research and have a chance to develop their own project. Find out more and apply: https://t.co/hZ6QIhVC3H https://t.co/HIcqilfgG4

14/12/21

Kandia, Year 12, reports on an inspiring visit to Harris Academy Bermondsey by author and historian Blair Imani. https://t.co/IOdTXetnqu https://t.co/KnkdlgUQdj

09/12/21

Retweetd From Annette Rawstrone

Congratulations!! Lovely to see two former pupils proudly representing their secondary school.

09/12/21

Very proud of our fantastic Year 7 Spelling Bee team, who took 3rd place in the recent Spelling Bee . Well done Niamh, Georgina, Mushtaq, Laura, Philomena and Maia! https://t.co/Ff1SBGasv3 https://t.co/g2Ff1AgCk9

08/12/21

Mustaaq, Year 7, reviews 's 'High Rise Mystery' series on our student blog. "If you like reading murder mystery books, this is for you. Such a wonderful book." Lots more reviews and articles at https://t.co/HFKEfQdIS0

06/12/21

Thank you to the British Antarctic Survey for inspiring Year 9 girls with a great talk about arctic science (and warm clothes!). Really informative and horizon-expanding. "One of the best experiences I've had at HAB.” Shayma, Year 9 https://t.co/a9Fegfx87B https://t.co/dtFbXBIlAu

23/11/21

HAB Culture Day took place yesterday, with students dressing in the styles and fashions that represent their culture, or a culture they appreciate. Celebrating our differences, as well as our common interests, helps unite and educate us. https://t.co/S0etAV0nyG

17/11/21

Interested in a place at the Sixth Form for September? Hear from our current Year 12 and 13 students to discover all of the opportunities that are available to you as students of HAB6. Applications are open until the end of December. Get applying now! https://t.co/ZzbPLrWfvn

16/11/21

Aneela, Year 9, has written a great article about the new and exciting clubs being introduced to our extra-curricular timetable. Read what she says at https://t.co/bGVEn68v5C https://t.co/gHAuwU57Yu

02/11/21

Sixth Form Open Evening, Thurs 4th Nov, 5.00-6.30pm Come and see the wonderful Sixth Form at Harris Academy Bermondsey at our open evening on Thursday 4th November from 5.00-6.30pm

02/11/21

More chances to win prizes with ! https://t.co/B1qDbtNFVC

27/10/21

Come and see Harris Academy Bermondsey Sixth Form at our Open Evening, Thurs 4th Nov, 5.00-6.30pm. Both internal and external students are welcome to attend. We look forward to welcoming you. Details at https://t.co/Fl8Qzuo9b7 https://t.co/oNzqbzkYa3

13/10/21

A huge thank you to Catherine Johnson for delivering some fabulous workshops with Year 7 today. Students left the sessions inspired and keen to write more! https://t.co/ybRYc8uXql

01/10/21

Retweetd From LilyBennetts

Final day in Scotland! It was the best experience ever and I enjoyed it so much! https://t.co/NbUbNqleRs

01/10/21

Retweetd From LilyBennetts

I’ve enjoyed this trip so much! I loved it! I had the best time ever and did things I thought I could never do

29/09/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

gloves at the ready… come join us to plant bulbs & fill the greenhouse 🌷🌱🌺🍐🥕🍅🥔🥬🌶 https://t.co/fcdMcY6k94 https://t.co/btoflDcM44

29/09/21

Our students are all having a brilliant time on their trip to Scotland! https://t.co/Xsyqg5b0lT

28/09/21

The first 'planting party' for our new Wellbeing is on Sat 9th Oct. Come and help us prepare our raised beds, borders and greenhouse. No experience needed. Click HERE for details and to sign up! https://t.co/flIEdpEsjg https://t.co/Zbd2L4EvcQ

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Sixth Form Bursary

The purpose of the discretionary bursary is to provide financial support to benefit students who are most in need so that we can advance the equality of opportunity for students who may otherwise not be able to participate fully in their education.

The academy will provide students with bursary application forms, but students are ultimately responsible for submitting their own applications before the deadline of September 28th September 2021.


Who can apply?

Students with a household income of under £35,000 may apply for the discretionary bursary.  Household income refers to any adult living at the home the student is living in that is over 18 and is earning a salary. In order to submit an application, students will need to fill in a bursary application form and provide appropriate supporting evidence. Supporting evidence must be provided for all adults living at the student’s home and students and parents/carers will need to declare the names of all adults earning a salary on the form.

To be eligible for the bursary students must have also lived in the UK for three years prior to starting Year 12.


Evidence required

Evidence that can be used to support an application should be the most recent and up to date documentation available. Students should supply original copies and the academy will take photocopies and return original documents.

For students submitting universal credit award letters, online print outs will be accepted as original copies. All evidence should enable the academy to reliably calculate annual income so sufficient documents must be provided, please see below for further details:

  1. P60

If you are submitting a P60 for the tax year April 2020-2021, you will need to provide further three months’ worth of the most recent wage slips you have. Please therefore also supply wage slips for all household members for June, July and August 2020 if you are submitting a P60 for the last tax year.

  1. Income support / Universal Credit award letter

If you are submitting an income support or universal credit award letter, it must clearly state that the time period you are in receipt of payment is current. We are unable to accept award letters as evidence where payment dates are soon to expire or will not last the full academic year that you daughter is claiming the bursary for. In addition to award letter you will need to provide 3 months worth of statements so that we can make a calculation of your annual income.

  1. Wage slips

If you are providing wage slips please provide the most recent wage slips. Please therefore also supply wage slips for all household members for June, July and August 2020.

  1. Benefits / pension award letter

If you are submitting an award letter for benefits or a pension it must clearly state that you are currently in receipt of the payment. We are unable to accept award letters as evidence where payment dates are soon to expire or will not last the full academic year that you daughter is claiming the bursary for. If necessary, please ensure that you supplement this with other relevant income documents that date back three months so that we can make a calculation of your annual income. If your benefits award is your sole income for the household, please identify this on your form.


Completing and returning the forms

Parents/ carers and students must both sign the bursary form to declare that all of the information provided is accurate.

Forms must be returned with the required signatures and evidence to Ms Maquieira and Ms Mercer by 28th September. Forms submitted without signatures and incomplete or missing evidence will delay your forms being processed until these are provided.


Requesting to spend money and/ or purchase items

Students must ensure that they agree in advance any items they wish to purchase through the bursary fund. In all instances a request to spend form must be completed and signed by the Assistant Principal and Principal before the final approval can be given.

In most cases the Academy will purchase items on behalf of the student, however if the Academy as agreed to reimburse a student for a purchase they have made, then students must provide receipts with clear details of expenditure.

The Academy is not obliged to refund students for items that they have not agreed they can purchase in advance, therefore students should always seek approval prior to any purchase.


Access to bursary funds

Students can access bursary funds on the condition that they meet agreed standards of attendance which is 96% and have an excellent behaviour record. Students and parents are also required to sign the bursary contract, so we can ensure that they have agreed to these conditions.  We will retain this as evidence and use it in the instance that a student makes a claim but does not meet our attendance requirements. We will always consider the individual circumstances of the student first before deciding how long payments can be withheld for and communicate expectations to students and their parents or carers.


GDPR

All documents relating to student applications will be held for the academic year that the student is claiming the bursary for, and for the purpose of any financial audit, after which all forms and evidence will be destroyed.


The bursary process       

 Bursary process


Frequently asked questions

Do I get a specific amount of money?

No, the Academy receives a different amount each year from the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Academy then decides how this money gets allocated and spent. There is one amount of money that is shared between qualifying students each academic year.

Will I receive payments from the Academy through the bursary funds?

We do not pay students set amount of money and will not authorise paying large amounts in cash into student accounts. Instead, the Academy would purchase items for students so that we can ensure the money is being used for its intended purpose.  

What can I purchase?

The bursary fund should be used to support access to your studies, however the Academy retains the overall right to decide how the funds should be spent. You should always agree any items for purchase or spend in advance to ensure that you can use the bursary funds for this purpose.

Do I get to choose how I spend my money?

There is no specific allocation of money to individual students, so students cannot decide how they spend their bursary fund. All requests are subject to approval by the Assistant Principal and Principal and the Academy.

If I was eligible for the bursary in Year 12 do I get it in Year 13

Students must resubmit an application each year as the bursary is allocated based on annual household income which can change year on year.

Can I submit a late application?

We will consider late applications on a case by case basis, but there is no guarantee that you form can be processed if submitted past the deadline.

If I buy items through the bursary, do I get to keep them?

If the Academy purchases an item through the bursary fund for an eligible student, the item may still remain the property of the Academy. In such a case the student has access to the item on a loan basis for the time they are at the Academy or are eligible for the bursary. Such items could be, but are not limited to, laptops and instruments and students will need to sign a form agreeing to the conditions of the device loan. It will always be made clear to you if an item you are receiving is on a loan basis and should be returned afterwards.

What if I have a complaint about the bursary?

You should speak to your Head of Sixth form in the first instance should you have any concerns about the Bursary. If you are unhappy with a decision taken regarding the bursary please follow the Academy complaints procedure which is available on the Academy website.