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The deadline for Sixth Form applications is 4.00pm on Friday 27th January 2017

Northampton School for Boys

 
 

Financial Help

Years 7 to 11

Parents who have been in receipt of: Income Support or Income Job Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit Only (Income under £16,040) or National Asylum Seekers Support or Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit or Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Related) are likely to be entitled to Free School Meals

The application process is via the Local Authority – by telephone 01604 366656 or email freeschoolmeals@northamptonshire.gov.uk by text on 60622 or via the website www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals. The Local Authority has access to information to check parental status, which is unavailable to the school. Providing that the Local Authority have informed the school of this entitlement, then for the duration of this entitlement, your children will be able to access:

•  a nutritionally balanced meal to the value of £2.10 each day
•  a subsidy of 50% towards entitlement and curricular-based school trips
•  £50.00 per year assistance with the costs of school uniform
•  50% off peripatetic music tuition charges
•  100% off the cookery charges in Y7 and Y8
•  assistance with the cost of revision texts for the end of KS3 and GCSE

If parents can provide the school with evidence of entitlement to means-tested state benefit, or Tax Credit Award Notice confirming household income of less than £20,817; or evidence of self-employment income of less than £20,817 (SA302 or certified accounts only) for your last accounting period, then the school is able to provide the following financial assistance:

•  a subsidy of 50% towards entitlement and curricular-based school trips
•  50% off peripatetic music tuition charges
•  100% off the cookery charges in Y7 and Y8

The school regrets that it is not in a position to independently apply means tested assessment of financial need, but if special circumstances such as a sudden change in family circumstances or redundancy bring about temporary hardship, parents should contact their son’s or daughter’s Year Team Leader to discuss any short term support that the school might be able to provide. The school is unable to provide direct additional financial support outside of that stated above. These subsidies arise from the YPLA funded Bursaries, the Pupil Premium and the Northampton Old Grammar School Foundation. Parents paying for the above are not, therefore, subsidising the parents who do not pay.

The school will act to ensure that services provided to students strike a balance between providing opportunities which go beyond the curriculum and the need to keep costs to parents at a minimum. The provision of food via the canteen; uniform, books and stationery via the school shops; and school trips are all planned to run at cost and not for profit. Additional Music Tuition, transport for sporting fixtures and the staffing costs of the Y8 and Y12 Residential trips are subsidised for all.
Any student who has been in receipt of free school meals during the past 6 years will receive additional monitoring and support through the pupil premium programme.

 

Years 12 to 13

16-19 Discretionary Bursary Fund Information

Northampton School for Boys operates a 16-19 Discretionary Bursary Fund to help students continue in full time education. This is available to all students with a family income below £20,817. A separate Entitlement Bursary exists for those sixth form students who are in the care of or have just left the care of the Local Authority, or are living independently (income support), or are disabled and qualify for benefits in their own right as a result of their disability.

If you think you may be eligible for either the Entitlement Bursary or the Discretionary Bursary, please request a form from the Music Office. For a Discretionary Bursary application you will also need to provide the information stated below to help assess the application.

• EITHER entitlement to means-tested state benefit, or a Tax Credit Award Notice confirming household income of less than £20,817
• OR Evidence of self-employment income of less than £20,817 (SA302 or certified accounts only) for your last accounting period

Both the Entitlement and the Discretionary Bursary provide financial support for costs such as travel, office dress, course related expenditure (e.g. music tuition), educational visits, etc.