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Travel Bursary


At The Bedford Sixth Form, we don’t want travel costs to be a barrier stopping you from coming to study with us.

That’s why we are offering all our full-time students a travel bursary of up to £600 a year depending on your distance from the Sixth Form. This bursary is available if you

  • have a household income of £37,500 or less
  • live more than three miles (walking distance) from The Bedford Sixth Form
  • are not eligible for financial support for travel from your Local Authority.

Do I qualify? Enter your postcode online

Step 1

Launch Google Maps. This will open in a new window so make sure you take a note of Steps 2-3!

Step 2

On the left-hand side of the page, enter your postcode in the box marked Circle
You must now choose ‘walking’ by selecting the walking icon and then select ‘Get Directions’.

Step 3

If your address is three or more miles away from The Bedford Sixth Form you will qualify for our travel bursary.

If you qualify you will receive a bursary of either £320 or £500 a year, paid in four instalments directly to your bank account.

Terms and conditions: we reserve the right to suspend or withdraw payments in the event of unsatisfactory attendance. The travel bursary is not open to students living less than three miles from the campus at which they are studying or those who are eligible for local authority post-16 subsidised travel.

The Travel Bursary applies for 2022/23 applicants and we cannot confirm what arrangements will be in place in following years.

2022/23 Financial Support Applications

After you’ve answered the questions in our eligibility checker, if you qualify you will then be able to start your application. You will be required to upload evidence to prove your eligibility so please have this to hand. You will also be able to save your work and come back to complete your application at a later time.

Launch eligibility checker