Uncategorised

Purpose

The purpose of the new bursary fund is to:

  • Support and retain students
  • Promote a positive attitude to learning

Statement of principles

  • The award of the bursary will be based on attendance and punctuality
  • The bursary will be distributed fairly and consistently
  • The process must be easily understood and accessible to young people
  • The process will identify eligible students in a timely fashion
  • The scheme will be designed to maximise the amount of the fund available to students

Statement of practice

  1. Bursaries Available
  • Alexandra Park School will offer three types of bursary:
  • Vulnerable Bursary Fund – this will be available to students who are
    • Living in care aged 16 or 17
    • A care leaver aged 16, 17 or 18
    • Aged 16, 17 or 18 and receiving Income Support
    • A young person with severe disabilities and in receipt of Income Support.
    • A disabled young person in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and receiving a disability living allowance.
  • Discretionary Bursary Fund – this will be available to students with low household incomes. The eligibility criteria for this bursary will be the same as for eligibility for free school meals. Currently, students will be eligible to apply for this bursary if their parents / carers receive one of the benefits or NASS support shown below:
    • Income Support
    • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
    • Income Related Employment and Support Allowances ESA(IR)
    • Child Tax Credit providing you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income as assessed by Revenues and Customs is below £16,190
    • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
    • Or if you are supported by NASS and supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Discretionary Support Fund – any student who experiences financial difficulty with meeting the costs associated with learning will be able to apply for discretionary support. Discretionary support will be available to students who meet the criteria set out below and on the application form. The funds available for discretionary support are limited. Should applications exceed the funds available, oversubscription criteria will apply (see Section 5 below).

2.    How to apply - eligibility and evidence requirements

  • All students wishing to be considered for a bursary or discretionary support will be required to complete an application form.
  • Students applying for the Vulnerable Bursary will be required to provide evidence of their status, for example
  • a letter setting out the benefit to which the applicant is entitled.
  • written confirmation of the applicant’s current or previous looked-after status from the local authority which looks after them or provides their leaving care services.
  • Students applying for the Discretionary Bursary will be required to provide evidence of eligibility for Free School Meals for example
  • evidence of receipt of benefit

-      P60

  • Tax Credit Award Notice
  • evidence of self-employment income.
  • Students applying for discretionary support will need to provide evidence of educational need (for example, to meet the costs of a field trip) and of household income (for example evidence of receipt of benefit or tax credit, P60 etc).
  • All applicants will have to show a passport or equivalent proof to demonstrate they meet the residency requirements of the scheme e.g. British Citizen, European National etc.
  • All applicants will need to be studying a course that includes at least 14 hours per week of lessons.
  • All applicants will need to have their own bank account.

3.    Attendance and punctuality requirements

  • The bursary will be distributed on the basis of a minimum attendance of 95%, excluding authorised absences (there is an expectation that all students should have 100% attendance).
  • The bursary will be distributed on the basis of a maximum of one late mark per week (again there is an expectation that all students should attend all lessons and school sessions punctually).

4.    Payment

  • Students eligible for the Vulnerable Bursary will normally be paid in six instalments.
  • All other students eligible for Free School Meals will also be eligible for a discretionary bursary, which will accrue on a weekly basis and be paid in half-termly instalments.
  • Other students facing financial hardship will be able to apply for discretionary support during the course of the year. Although applications will be considered at any time, it is expected that applications will be considered in September and in March.
  • Payments may be made in kind in appropriate circumstances – for example to cover the cost of a field trip.
  • Instalments will be paid by bank account transfer (BACS).
  • It is expected that instalments will be paid towards the end of each half-term in normal circumstances.

5.    Oversubscription Criteria

  • The bursary fund allocated to the school by the DfE / EFA is cash limited. If applications exceed the amount of money remaining in the fund the following criteria will be applied to determine decisions.
    1. The level of financial hardship i.e. household income and emergency circumstances.
    2. The level of educational need. For this purpose the following order of priorities will apply – (a) essential school trip, (b) university interview travel costs, (c) examination costs, (d) other course related materials i.e. books, special equipment etc.
    3. Attendance and punctuality
    4. The amount, if any, of bursary funding already received within the academic year.

6.    Complaints procedure

  • Any appeals or complaints will be considered in line with the School’s existing complaints procedure.

Download the bursary application form

Alexandra Park Sixth Form operates a ‘workplace model’ attendance policy for all Sixth Form Students.

Expectations

  • All Sixth Form students are expected to take responsibility for their own attendance.
  • All Sixth Form students must attend morning registration and every lesson that appears on their timetable.
  • Medical appointments must be arranged outside of lesson time and it is never acceptable to miss lessons for other appointments (for example driving lessons or part-time job interviews). Sometimes appointments cannot be arranged outside of lessons (for example, some hospital appointments or a driving test), in which case an appointment card must be brought in to the Sixth Form office. Holidays must always be arranged outside of term time.
  • In the event of an unplanned absence, for example due to illness, students must telephone the Sixth Form Attendance Office on 020 8826 4925 before 8am on the day of any absence.

Support and sanctions

  • Attendance will be monitored regularly by all Sixth Form staff.
  • Good attendance will be recognised and rewarded in various ways. These include communication with Tutors / Directors of Studies, Letters to Parents and, for those who meet other eligibility criteria, payment of Bursaries (both 16-19 and Discretionary).
  • If a student is absent from any lesson(s) without having informed the Sixth Form Office in advance, the absence will be classified as unauthorised.
  • Students will be expected to make-up for any time missed due to unauthorised absence at the earliest opportunity during their Study Periods under direct supervision of staff in the Sixth Form block. A record will be made and parents and tutors will be informed.
  • Any student who persistently fails to adhere to the attendance expectations outline above will be identified as a cause for concern. Persistent failure to adhere to expectations could include:
    • 3 instances of unauthorised absence
    • Overall attendance below 95%
    • Overall attendance below 90% for any timetabled activity
  • Where attendance is deemed a cause for concern the following stages of action will apply.
  • Informal meeting with Director of Studies to outline concerns and consider strategies for improvement. Support will be put in place – for example supervision of independent study time for a fixed period. Verbal warning issued.
  • Formal meeting with Director of Studies and parents. Written warning issued. Contract agreed to clarify expectations and support (for example, supervised study for all periods with no timetabled lessons).
  • Second formal meeting with Director of Sixth Form and parents. Final warning issued.
  • If attendance issues persist, a student may not be entered for examinations and may not be able to continue in the Sixth Form.

We are delighted to offer two bursaries whilst studying at Alexandra Park Sixth Form.  There is the 'Learner Support Fund' and the STEM Bursary.

For further information and the application form, please visit the appropriate pages below:

Learner support Funds 2023/24

STEM Bursaries

Please view the prospectus below or download from here.

Welcome to Alexandra Park School

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Alexandra Park School's Website.

Alexandra Park School is located at:

Bidwell Gardens , London
England - N11 2AZ, United Kingdom

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use Alexandra Park School's website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of United Kingdom. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

Cookies

We employ the use of cookies. By using Alexandra Park School's website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with Alexandra Park School’s privacy policy.

Most of the modern day interactive web sites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate / advertising partners may also use cookies.

License

Unless otherwise stated, Alexandra Park School and/or it’s licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Alexandra Park School. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from http://www.alexandrapark.school for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  1. Republish material from http://www.alexandrapark.school
  2. Sell, rent or sub-license material from http://www.alexandrapark.school
  3. Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from http://www.alexandrapark.school

Redistribute content from Alexandra Park School (unless content is specifically made for redistribution).

Hyperlinking to our Content

  1. The following organizations may link to our Web site without prior written approval:
    1. Government agencies;
    2. Search engines;
    3. News organizations;
    4. Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our Web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Web sites of other listed businesses; and
    5. Systemwide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.
  1. These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.
  2. We may consider and approve in our sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organizations:
    1. commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources such as Chambers of Commerce, American Automobile Association, AARP and Consumers Union;
    2. dot.com community sites;
    3. associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites,
    4. online directory distributors;
    5. internet portals;
    6. accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses; and
    7. educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavorably on us or our accredited businesses (for example, trade associations or other organizations representing inherently suspect types of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link); (b)the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of ; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and it products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

If you are among the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail to office@alexandrapark.school. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Web site, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Web site as follows:

  1. By use of our corporate name; or
  2. By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to; or
  3. By use of any other description of our Web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party's site.

No use of Alexandra Park School’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

Iframes

Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Web site.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Web site. You agree to immediately remove all links to our Web site upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our Web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Content Liability

We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Web site. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your Website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  1. limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
  2. limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  3. limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  4. exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

Credit & Contact Information

This Terms and conditions page was created at termsandconditionstemplate.com generator. If you have any queries regarding any of our terms, please contact us.

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Remembering if you have accepted our Cookies policy
  • Remembering your preferences such as colours, text size and layout

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by Google and Twitter.

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use Google Analytics for this purpose.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

Welcome to the staff area.