Associates travel bursary

This year, with generous donor support, we are able to offer all Associate students travel bursaries who travel 151+ miles one way to their Associate classes. Those receiving financial help with their fees may claim a travel bursary if they travel more than 75 miles one-way to their Associate classes. Travel bursaries are a contribution to your travel expenses and we will not be able to reimburse all travel costs.

The award depends on the distance the student travels and the income level of the family.

  • Distance: students are able to apply if they live at least 75 miles or more from the class.
  • Income: if students receive 50% or more financial assistance for fees then a full award is made. If financial assistance is less than 50% or none at all, then a partial award is made.
Miles from Associate Centre Receive Financial Assistance of 50% or more Receive Financial Assistance of less than 50% No Financial Assistance with Associate fees
0-74 miles 0% 0% 0%
75-150 miles 50% 25% 0%
151+ miles 100% 50% 25%

When is the closing date for travel bursaries?

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2019.

I was eligible for travel bursary last academic year, do I need to apply again?

Parents or guardians must apply for travel bursaries each academic year.

What evidence do I need to supply?

The bursary award will be based on the number of miles to and from the student’s home address and Associate centre. A copy of the AA Route Planner directions to back up your mileage claim is to be submitted as evidence alongside your application.

Is there a maximum to the amount I can receive?

The maximum individual travel bursary award will be capped at £1,000 for the year.

When will travel bursaries be paid?

Travel bursaries are paid in two instalments: half in the Autumn term and the second half at the end of the Summer term. The second is reduced for any classes not attended.

What happens if a student withdraws from the course?

If the student withdraws from class during the year then you will be liable to repay the proportion of travel grant made but unused to the School.


If your child has been accepted on to one of our Associate courses for 2019/20 and you wish to make an application for a travel bursary, please complete sections A and D on our Declaration of income form.