Financial Support

Awards and Grants

The St John’s Opportunity Fund

Students are entitled to this fund if they receive free school meals or live in a household with low income. The fund may be used to pay for or subsidise the cost of school trips and residentials, PE Kit, or clubs at St John’s. It can also be used to pay for activities outside of the Academy – such as courses at the leisure centre, membership of sports clubs, army cadets, scouts, music, dance and drama lessons. If you wish to discuss a claim in confidence, please contact Mrs Woodburn

Cost of Living Support

We know everyone is feeling the pinch this winter and we want to support those families in our school community who are impacted the
most. If you’re struggling with your finances, please do get in touch:

Cost of Living Poster
Cost of Living fact sheet

16-19 Bursary Scheme

On 28 March 2011 the Government announced a new 16-19 Bursary Fund to tackle disadvantage and support young people to participate in and benefit from post-16 education and training. St John’s has been allocated funding which is designed to help support those young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education or training post-16.

The fund comprises two elements:

  • A guaranteed bursary of £1,200 for the most vulnerable students
  • A discretionary bursary targeted towards those facing financial barriers to participation, which can be used to pay for items such as the cost of transport, books, trips and equipment.

Application for the bursary must be made using the St John’s Bursary Fund application form and be supported by appropriate evidence of eligibility at the start of the academic year. Awards are also dependent on an attendance rate of at least 95% and work rate in lessons. Further details about the Bursary Fund or an application form are available from the Sixth Form office or from our Sixth Form Admissions page .

CAP Money Course

The CAP Money course is a free, confidential course that will teach you budgeting skills and a simple cash-based system that works. In just a few weeks you will get to grips with your finances so you can budget, save and prevent debt.