Student Support

A student’s progress is closely monitored and assessed during their time in the Sixth Form.

Students are set regular targets and ongoing assessment of their work, will indicate how they can meet and exceed those targets. In addition students have:

  • Weekly tutorials
  • Half-termly reviews
  • Annual reports to parents
  • Parents’ consultation evenings
  • Careers interviews

Students can talk to their Tutor at any time for advice or support and they are also encouraged to meet and talk to any of the Sixth Form staff where there are issues of concern. 

KES also has a dedicated Sixth Form Learning Mentor, Mr Shane Boxall, and he is available to help students on a one-to-one basis with organisation, study skills and time management. 

For students with special educational needs, the school SEN team will work closely with the Sixth Form staff to look at any reasonable adjustments that can be made, in order to facilitate access for those students within the Sixth Form. 

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Financial support

Bursary Scheme

In 2011 The Government announced a new bursary scheme to help 16 –19 year olds continue in full time education.

To qualify the student must be aged under 19 on the 31 August in the academic year in which they start their programme of study and a legal resident of the UK or registered asylum seeker. There will be three levels of KES Bursary and you can apply for ONE only:

Level 1. Those most in need, such as young people in care, care leavers, young people receiving income support and disabled young people receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance can apply for a bursary of £1,200 per year.

Level 2. This bursary can be allocated to students who need support to overcome financial barriers that might prevent them continuing in full time education. This bursary is for students who received Free School Meals* at any time within the last six years. They will receive a bursary of between £500 to £800 per year for identified and agreed costs outlined in the application process.

Level 3. This level of bursary is for those students with a financial need who do not fall into the above categories. This is a match-funded bursary of up to £200 per year. Applications must state what the identifiable financial need is and evidence provided to support this. The criterion for any support is that the total household income must be less than £23,000pa and that no other income is available from another household to support the student. Documentary evidence is required.

A further guide to the scheme can be found by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund/overview

The application form for the KES Bursary Scheme 2016-2017 is available to download below.

Post 16 Transport

The King Edmund School will subsidise Post 16 Transport by £50.00 per term during the academic year 2016-2017 up to a total of £150.00 per academic year.

Please apply to the School Business Manager as soon as possible each term after payment of your Post 16 Transport to Stephensons of Essex. All applications must have proof of purchase attached.

The application forms for the KES Post 16 Transport Bursary Scheme is available to download below.

For further details or assistance on either of the above schemes please contact Christine Packer, School Business Manager on 01702 545771, extension 3205.