It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we must inform you that Helen Roberts (Geography and Careers) passed away
on Saturday 4th March having been diagnosed with terminal cancer just a few weeks earlier.

The funeral service will take place at St. Andrew’s Church, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5ET on 28th March at 1pm.

The funeral cortège will pass the school at 12.30pm

BAFB staff and pupils will line the inside and outside of the perimeters along Burnage Lane to pay their respects.

Any former students, Parents and Carers wishing to join us in paying their respects at this time
are invited to do so by standing on the opposite side of the road.

Please do not park your vehicle near school or on Burnage Lane. 

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Money Matters : Financial Help with your Child’s Studies


If your son decides to stay on in education he may be able to get financial support to help with his studies by applying for a 16-19 Bursary.

The Bursary is aimed at students who need financial help so that they can stay in learning. It has been designed to cover costs such as equipment, lunch and travel costs.

There are two types of Bursary:-


Guaranteed Bursary

Students are guaranteed support of £1,200. To be eligible the student must meet one of the following criteria:


 1. A Young person in care, or care leavers

 2. A young person claiming income support

 3. A disabled young person receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

 4. Your son is advised to look for information on the 16-19 Bursary Fund on the college websites that he is interested in.


Discretionary Bursary

Students can apply directly to the college if they need financial help but this award is means-tested. For further information please see:

Your son is advised to look for information on the 16-19 Bursary Fund on the college websites he is interested in.


Child Benefit

This will continue until your son is 19 years of age if he remains in full time education.

For information please see:

Some colleges offer incentives such as free travel. Your son must check on the college website.








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