The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund: impact evaluation

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Author: Britton, Jack; Dearden, Lorraine


The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund was introduced in September 2011 and provides financial support to young people who face significant financial barriers to participation in education or training post-16. The fund differed from its predecessor, the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), in two key ways. First, it had a significantly lower budget and second, whereas for the EMA grant amounts were clearly defined and related to parental income, the majority of allocation was essentially discretionary. Schools, colleges and training providers would receive an overall budget for spending on...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Finance; Policy; Outcomes; Disadvantaged; Participation; Statistics

Keywords: Financial aid; Grant; Student allowance; Low income group; Socially disadvantaged; Attainment; Enrolment; Statistical analysis; Cost benefit analysis; Return on education and training

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Manchester, England: Department for Education, 2015

Physical description: 66 p.

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ISBN: 9781781054567

More information about the independent evaluation of the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund may be found at:

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 129.153

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