Financial Support

Financial Support for Sixth Form Students

The College can support those students who are faced with financial barriers in order to successfully complete their studies.

All students are entitled to the following financial support:

  • Subsidised transport costs
  • For the vast majority of subjects, text books and revision guides are provided free of charge
  • Students are also able to print and photocopy free of charge
  • Free materials that are essential to your course
  • Access to free or low-cost extra-curricular activities or additional academic support (one-to-one tutoring)
  • Eligibility to participate in the NUS scheme which allows for various discounts
  • Parents eligible to claim Child Benefit if you follow a full-time course
  • Free internet and Wi-Fi use

Some students are eligible for a bursary of up to £1,200 a year if they are living in care.

If you have previously received Free School Meals and your circumstances have not changed you are eligible for this to continue into the Sixth Form.

Moreover, there is additional support for low income families to help with the cost of lunches, transport and other college related costs such as trips or open days. We appreciate that money concerns can be a contributing factor on deciding whether or not to continue your studies. Students and their families may be entitled to some form of financial support and eligibility will depend upon the circumstance of the individual student and/or household income.

Our Sixth Form follows the East Riding minor and major bursaries award scheme and the forms are available to download here:

 Bursary Agreement

 Bursary Guidance

 Major Award

 Minor Award

There are further additional funds and financial support available and these can be viewed through the website which provides useful information on full-time provision post 16 and available funding for it. There are also many opportunities for students to work in paid employment while on the site, please see the Employment Opportunities tab.


Cecil William Rutherford Trust

Cecil William Rutherford Trust can provide grants to ex-pupils of Newland St John Church of England Primary Academy or South Holderness Technology College aged 16+ who are undertaking a vocational Further Education or Higher Education course or an apprenticeship. The course must be to level 2 or above and must also have a substantial element of one or more of the following vocational areas:

  • Electricity
  • Building (includes part time courses)
  • Plumbing
  • Architecture
  • Medicine (including medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, optical, biomedical.)

We alternate the schools, so in 2018 we will consider Newland St John’s and in 2019 we will seek applications from South Holderness. The Trustees meet twice yearly and consider applications in December. Applicants should be able to provide proof that they have started the course.

For further information email