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Allocations methodology for the 16 to 19 discretionary bursary fund: consultation response

Ref: DfE-00156-2019PDF, 246KB, 24 pages

Detail of outcome

Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

An impact assessment is also available.

Original consultation


We’d like your views on proposals to improve the match between discretionary bursary allocations and the needs of students.

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Consultation description

We need to make sure the most financially vulnerable students receive the support they need to participate in education.

By updating and revising the way we allocate the discretionary fund, providers will have an appropriate level of funding to effectively support the most financially disadvantaged students.

Published 28 February 2019
Last updated 10 September 2019 + show all updates

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