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5 reasons to study at Xaverian College

1. High Performing

Top 10% nationally for student achievement.  Excellent results at all levels, from Level 1 to University Science courses and in both academic and applied subjects.  Always above national averages.

2. Friendly & Welcoming

A genuine community where every individual is cared for and supported to success.  Our caring ethos is central to college life, and at Xaverian you will be welcomed into a diverse and exciting community that values every individual and an environment that will support you in every way.

3. Unique Campus

Set in the heart of Manchester and with a rich history going back over 150 years.  A mixture of new and modern buildings together with historic grade one listed buildings, superb facilities and lots of space makes this an attractive and successful sixth form college.

4. Teaching & Learning

Dynamic, engaging lessons delivered by enthusiastic staff, passionate about their subjects and their students.  Teachers providing extensive academic, pastoral and extracurricular activities to ensure students fulfil their potential and achieve their goals.

5. Raising Expectations

A college environment that seeks to prepare students for the next stage in their careers by fostering their maturity, encouraging independent learning skills and seeking to develop the whole personality.

Financial Support

Studying at sixth form college can mean having to spend money on travel, lunch and books, but there are various ways in which you may be able to receive financial support when attending college. At Xaverian we have a dedicated staff to help you get the financial support you may be entitled to. Support includes:

  • 16-19 Discretionary Bursary Fund
  • £1,200 bursary (for vulnerable students)
  • Discretionary Learner Support Funds
  • Travel bursary
  • Child Care Support

16-19 Bursary Fund

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is a contribution to college related costs incurred by students. There is a guaranteed £1200 which we are obliged by the government to pay to those students who qualify. Separate from this the college has been given limited funds to distribute at our discretion. All bursaries are linked to attendance, punctuality and behaviour.

1. £1200 Bursary
Students who fall within the following criteria will be eligible to receive a Bursary of up to £1200 per year:

a) Young People in Care.

b) Care Leavers.

c) Young People who live independently and receive Income Support (or Universal Credit) in their own right.

d) Young people with a disability in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments.

2. Discretionary Bursary
The following students who are not in receipt of the full £1200 Bursary may be eligible to receive a Discretionary based on evidence of the following criteria:

a) Students from a household where the total salary is below £16,190.

b) Students from a household where the total salary is between £16,191-£18,000 and there are more than 2 children under the age of 18 living in the household.

c) Students from a household where the total salary is between £18,001-£21,000 and there are more than 3 children under the age of 18 living in the household.

d) A registered carer for a relative.

Free Meals in Further Education
Eligibility for Free Meals is assessed as part of the bursary application process. To qualify for free meals students must be in receipt of, or have parents/ guardians who are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:

a) Income support

b) Income-based Jobseeker’s allowance

c) Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

d) Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

e) The guarantee element of State Pension Credit

f) Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

g) Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after someone stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit

h) Universal Credit with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400 pa

Travel Bursary

Those students who are travelling from Derbyshire or other outlying districts, who are not eligible for Manchester concessionary passes may be entitled to a subsidy, paid monthly; application forms are available from the Attendance Office. We strongly advise students who travel to college by train to check the website for the benefits of the 16-17 Railcard.

For more information, and for an application form, please contact us:

How to apply

The full bursary guidance details and application forms are below:

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