Who comes to Byron College?
Byron College welcomes students from all over County Durham and the Hartlepool area. Most students come from Easington Academy, Shotton Hall Academy, St. Bede’s, Dene, Seaham and Wellfield Schools. Students tell us that even if they were a little nervous starting in September, they soon make new friends from a range of 11-16 schools. So if there aren’t many from your current 11-16 school that have applied yet, that always changes. Making the best choice for you is the most important thing!
When can I apply?
You can apply at any time during the year (even if you’re still in year 10). Simply complete the application form online and email it or post the paper version and we will get in touch – simples!
You can come in at any time to find out more and we can then give you some advice about what options would be best for you – we will always put you first and give you the best advice (that’s what makes us so good at what we do). We will talk to you about the GCSE requirements you may need and from there make you a conditional offer for September.
Can you help me with transport?
Since County Durham has cut funding for transport, we have introduced financial support for students living further than 2 miles. Every half term you will be given a sum to help which increases the further away you live. For example if you live over 10 miles away we will give you £405 per year to help out.
There are also some seats on local school buses, which some students prefer to apply for. Again we can help you explore that option as well.
What other financial help can you give me?
At Byron College we know how tough studying can be without much money coming into some homes. Students can also apply for Bursaries. These vary from enhanced, intermediate and standard and depend on your circumstances. They can be as high as £1,200p.a. Again, we can discuss with you when you apply and visit the college.
What if I have more questions?
The more questions the better! It shows you want to make the right choice and that’s why we will answer all your questions. Then you will know that Byron is the best choice for sixth form study.
Simply speak to Denise in reception on (0191) 587 6220 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do the rest!