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Bursary & FSM


The Bursary at SHC

Students aged 16–19 who are in care, care leavers, claiming Income Support/Universal Credit in their own name, or claiming both ESA and DLA or a PIP in their own name, will be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,200 to support them during their studies. Those eligible for free school meals (from low income households and young carers) may also be able to access financial support via the College Discretionary Bursary fund.

Current students can complete an online application here. 

Free School Meals

Your family may be eligible for free school meals. You can use this hand eligibility checker to find out.



Need help with the bursary form? Check out the video below.

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Important Documents 


Care to learn 

The Care to Learn programme is designed to help young parents cover the cost of childcare while they secure a qualification from college. Parents under 20 can claim £175 a day per child to cover nursery for the duration of their course.

You can find more information here: 

Student Discounts

Finding the balance between studies and earning money can be tough as a student, thankfully there are a whole host of ways you can ease the pressure on your pockets below.

Student ID Card
Your student ID proves that you are a student, with it you can access a whole host of student entitlements like Amazon Student, ASOS discounts, free coffee and more. 

16-25 Rail Pass
Now you are a student you are eligible for a 16-25 Train Pass, if you regularly take the train you could be saving 1/3 of the price per ticket.

Oyster Pass
As a student you are are entitled to free travel via your Oyster Pass. 

NUS - National Union of Students
As a student you have access to the National Union of Students and all the benefits that entails. You can get a glimpse of the many benefits and opportunities open to you on their website:  

Don't be put of by the name, UNiDAYS collate and offer thousands of offers and discounts available to all students regardless of where they study.

The Scholarship Hub
Scholarships provide financial aid to students, you can search for some here: