Financial Support

16 - 19 Bursary Fund 

The Fund is made available from the government through its funding body the Education Funding Agency (EFA) for 16-19 year olds in education or training to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers. The funding is intended to help students to meet the cost of travel, books and equipment or other expenses. Half termly amounts will be paid to students direct. 

Please click here for the 2018-2019 bursary application form.

Please click here for guidance on the 16-19 bursary fund. 

Please contact Mrs Bains if you require further details.  


The Harpur Trust Bursary Scheme 

The Harpur Trust Bursary Scheme aims to help students who are resident in the local authority area covered by Bedford Borough Council and attend participating schools in the Borough. The bursaries will support young people studying for full time undergraduate degrees or full time Foundation degrees at the UK university of their choice. The Trust will provide students with a bursary of £1,200 per year for up to three years. 

Please click here for the Harpur Trust Undergraduate Bursary Scheme – Guidance 2019 and how to apply. 

The deadline for submitting this application is the 30th April 2019.

Kathleen & Michael Connolly Foundation Award 

Awards of up to £1,000 will be available to applicants from The Connolly Foundation’s (“CF”) seven partner schools studying at A level in the following core academic subjects:- English Language, English Literature, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, History, Geography, Economics, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Psychology, Law and Physical Education/Sports Science.

Successful applicants will be required to achieve A level passes at grades A*, A and B in a combination of two of the above subjects plus one other subject. The additional subject may be any on the school curriculum at A level or BTEC and passes must be at grades A*, A and B or BTEC equivalent. We do not accept General Studies or Extended projects as additional subjects.

Please click here to download the Connolly Foundation application form

The internal deadline for submitting this application is the 22nd March 2019 to enable school to process the application.

Please note that students can apply for either the Harpur Trust or the Connolly Foundation bursaries but not both)

Celia Hanbury Memorial Bursary 

The Celia Hanbury Memorial Bursary aims to help students whose family income is £45,000 (gross) or below. The recipients must have been a Sharnbrook student continuously since the beginning of year 12 minimum. The bursary award can be up to £3,000 per year until the end of your course.   the deadline for this application is the 15th March 2019  

Please click here to download the Celia Hanbury Memorial bursary application form

Please click here for the Celia Hanbury guidelines.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above bursaries please contact a member of the sixth form team on 01234 782191.