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16-19 Bursary fund and academy financial returns to the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA)

The government has announced a new £180 million bursary scheme to help the most vulnerable 16-19 years olds continue in full-time education.

From the 2011/12 academic year, a new 16-19 bursary fund is to be introduced, allocated to further education colleges, sixth form colleges, academies, schools with sixth forms and training providers across the country.

A number of support materials have been made available by the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) for anyone seeking further details on the bursary fund, available at


The Department for Education (DfE) has also published a report on the results of its consultation, and the Government’s response, which is available at


Academy financial returns to the YPLA

Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA), are also championing young people’s learning. On the 22nd June 2011 the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) sent a letter and a form out to Academies with the aim of explaining the process that Academies should follow to submit a budget to the YPLA for the academic year 2011/12. Any queries over this should be sent to the YPLA’s central mailbox at:



Date: 21st July, 2011
Author: Wendy Bambrick


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