Generally there are no tuition fees for sixth form students studying at St Brendan’s. However fees are applicable for certain categories of students as shown below and a small deposit is required from all students.
St Brendan's Student
Prior to enrolment you will be asked to pay a deposit of £60. This is refundable if you do not eventually take up your place, or when the full leaving procedures have been completed including the return of all books, and payment of any fines or charges. It is not refundable under any other circumstance.
Entry fees for first attempt examinations for 16 - 18 year old students are paid by the College, subject to satisfactory attendance (this is set at 90%) and performance. Re-sits or remarks will require you to pay the appropriate amount(s). Those aged 19 years and above and overseas students who are not living in UK with their parents/carers will be required to pay the examination fees which are applicable to the courses at the time.
Some courses require specialist equipment, materials or tools which need to be purchased. Please look at specific course pages for further details. There will be charges made for educational visits and field trips which will cover the costs incurred.
Bursary Fund / Financial Assistance
Financial assistance may be available to help with the costs associated with studying at St Brendan’s and allocations are made based on criteria relating to family income.
The Bursary Fund is aimed at helping two key student groups:
Young people in Vulnerable Groups e.g. students in Local Authority Care, Care Leavers, students who are living independently and claiming Income Support/Universal Credit in their own name or disabled students who receive both ESA and DLA/PIP.
Young people who received Free School Meals during the previous academic year or may be facing financial hardship or constraints, which could prevent completion of their education. Dependent on household income or benefits received, you may be considered for help with:
• Transport costs
• Free meals
• Start-up kits for Creative Arts subjects
• Compulsory educational visits
• Instrument/singing tuition (Music/Music Technology/Musical Theatre students only)
• Examination re-sits
• Any other funding will only be looked at in exceptional circumstances.
Application forms will be available during the Summer break and at Enrolment. For further information please contact Julie Shephard, Bursary Manager on the main College number 0117 977 7766.