Financial Help

A limited number of students may be eligible for financial support to help them cover the cost of studying at Reigate College.

Further information can be found on the downloadable Financial Support PDF. Please note that the information contained in this document is only relevant for the current academic year. Please also see the 2019-2020 Bursary Application Form.

The 16-19 Bursary Fund

Students should contact the Bursary Officer, sandra.leach@reigate.ac.uk, at the College to find out if they are eligible for help through the 16-19 Bursary Fund.

Funds for students over the age of 19

Please direct any queries to the Bursary Officer sandra.leach@reigate.ac.uk.

Other sources of help and information

Please visit www.gov.uk to find out about financial help available for some 16-19 year olds in full time education. See their 16-19 bursary fund overview webpage for details.

Travel

Before accepting a place at Reigate, students should investigate the time and cost involved with travelling to and from College.

Students who live within the Administrative County of Surrey

For information about public transport links to the College, please see www.surreycc.gov.uk. Surrey County Council’s student fare card scheme is for students aged between 16 and 18 who live in the administrative county of Surrey. It allows travel on buses or trains at reduced rates for journeys to and from College. It must be applied for online.

Local bus timetables can be found at https://www.surreycc.gov.uk.

Train information can be found at www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/buses-and-trains/trains.

Students who live outside the Administrative County of Surrey

16 – 18 year olds who DO NOT live in the administrative area of Surrey can purchase child rate bus tickets if they have a Southdown buses student fare card. Please visit the Southdown Buses website to find out more. Assistance with travel expenses for students above school leaving age is a discretionary matter for Local Education Authorities. Students should contact their local authority for more details. Students should also consider looking at the Oyster Card system which has now been extended to Redhill Train Station.

Rail Saver Card for 16 -17 year olds

From 2 September 2019, 16 and 17 year olds can use a 16-17 Saver Card to get 50% off most rail fares every day of the year with no time restrictions and no minimum fare.

The 16-17 Saver is valid for one year or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first. You can use 16-17 Saver discounted tickets to travel across the National Rail network.

You can buy discounted tickets up until the expiry date of your 16-17 Saver. If you buy a discounted Season ticket before the expiry of your 16-17 Saver, you can continue to use this Season ticket for up to 4 months after expiry. The expiry date and the date that you can use your Season ticket until are shown on your 16-17 Saver.

For more information, please visit www.16-17saver.co.uk

As explained above, the vast majority of students will not get any financial help with their travel expenses unless they can prove a) severe financial hardship and b) that Reigate College is their nearest course provider. 

Please note forms are not available from College. They must be downloaded from the above websites.

Postal address

Reigate Sixth Form College, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SD. Please click here for a map.

Sat Nav address

If using a Sat Nav, the postcode for the College’s Rushworth Road entrance is RH2 0QF (i.e. it is NOT the same as the postal address above).

Location

The town of Reigate is located just south of Junction 8 of the M25. The College is between Castlefield Road and Rushworth Road in central Reigate, close to Reigate Station, bus routes and the M25. When travelling on foot, students can use both the entrances on Castlefield Road and Rushworth Road.

Parking

Due to the limited amount of parking available there is NO student parking at the College. There are pay and display car parks a few minutes away in Bancroft Road (multi-storey) and Bell Street (open-air).

Staff and visitor car parking is accessed via the Rushworth Road entrance and there is disabled parking at both the Rushworth Road and Castlefield Road entrances.