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Financial Support

At LAE Tottenham we are committed to ensuring that all students in our care, regardless of their socio-economic background, achieve the highest possible outcomes and can take full advantage of all the amazing opportunities that we offer. We are driven by a commitment to social mobility and widening access to higher education and career success. LAE Tottenham is able to financially support students in a number of ways dependent on their needs. 

Free School Meals 

The Free School Meals programme includes students in full-time post-16 education who meet the criteria set-out by the government. We encourage all families to apply for this support, irrespective of whether they believe they are eligible or not, to help us ensure all families are receiving the support they are entitled to during their time at LAET.

In order to be eligible the parent/carer, or the student in their own right, MUST be in receipt of ONE of the following:
  • Income Support or income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
  • Qualified for Free School Meals in secondary school as a result of the parent / carer being entitled to Universal Credit

Please email to apply

LAE Tottenham vulnerable bursary 

A bursary of up to £1,200 per year is available to students in one of the defined vulnerable groups.

You are eligible for the Vulnerable Bursary if you are:
  • In care
  • A care leaver
Receiving one of the following in your own right:
  • Income Support/Universal Credit
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments & one of the above two benefits
LAE Tottenham Discretionary Bursary 

The LAE Tottenham bursary is available to aid students in paying for academic resources, travel to school, educational visits and equipment required for participation in the co-curricular programme. Students facing financial difficulty are also invited to apply for the Opportunities Fund, an additional payment to fund educational support.

The LAE Tottenham bursary policy has been created in accordance with Department for Education guidelines.

  • All sixth formers eligible for Free School Meals are eligible for the bursary
  • Sixth formers not eligible for Free School Meals whose household income is below £32,500 including all benefits but excluding housing benefit
  • 97% attendance each term. Authorised absence will be taken into consideration
  • A good behaviour record with no more than a Level 1 Disciplinary Hearing in a term
  • Aged over 16 and under 19 at 31 August 2023 and not an asylum seeker in accordance with Government policy
LAE Tottenham Opportunities Fund 

Thanks to the generosity of donors, a fund is available to help overcome any barriers to education which LAET students may experience. Students eligible for a bursary should primarily use their bursary fund in the first instance with any additional support required being requested from the opportunities fund. The fund is available to all students and applications will be considered based upon their merit, on a first come first served basis and taking into account the financial circumstances of the student and their family / carer.

LAE Tottenham Bursary Applications 

Here is the link to the LAE Tottenham Bursary system for current LAET students.