Ivel Valley School Post 16 curriculum is designed to celebrate success for all! We aim to develop in each student aspirations to succeed and achieve their best, while providing a foundation for lifelong learning.

Roger Williams

Roger Williams is the Assistant Headteacher responsible for the college site.  Roger oversees all aspects of college life including Curriculum, The Careers Programme and Pastoral Support.

In Key Stage 5 we aim to build on experience gained in Key Stage 4, extending the opportunities for the development of:

  • Student choice.
  • Student independent living.
  • Social skills.
  • Vocational and work related learning.

Students follow personalised and flexible learning programmes to support individual needs.

There are a range of opportunities available in Key Stage 5 in addition to the Curriculum, namely:

  • College link days at Bedford /North Herts College / Wheels-Vocational Multi skills programme.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award – Bronze and Silver.
  • NCS Programme which involves a residential visit (bi-annual).
  • Copelands and Northfields, both horticulture projects involving socialisation with local residents in the area.
  • Community programme working with The Rotary Club.
  • Extended work related opportunities / Individual work placements.
  • Ongoing Enterprise opportunities, eg. Catering for staff lunches, coffee shop (Chapter House), making celebratory gifts.
  • Jobs around school eg. Recycling, delivering stationery and the post.
  • Accessing and using public transport, travel training by bus and train and the opportunity to drive a car.
  • Increased community leisure opportunities eg, public swim and gym.
  • Hosting coffee mornings and organising fund raising events.


The 16-19 Bursary Fund

What is the Bursary Fund?

The 16 – 19 Bursary Fund is a scheme to provide financial support to help our 6th form students who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education with us post-16.

The eligibility criteria and details of the scheme can be found in our Application Form and Policy documents. 

Who is eligible to apply?

Bursaries fall into 2 categories:

A bursary for vulnerable groups which includes young people in care, care leavers and young people receiving specific benefits in their own right.  

Other students who need financial support to help them to stay in education or training may also be able to claim a bursary to help with costs of things like transport, food, equipment or other course-related costs. This bursary is referred to as a ‘discretionary’ bursary


Application is via an application form together with supporting evidence which is detailed in the form. The amount of funding for the bursary scheme is limited. Each application will be individually assessed and an amount will be awarded based on each student’s individual circumstances and their actual financial need.  

If you believe that you may be eligible for a bursary, applications forms can be printed from the link below and returned to the College Office. If your circumstances change during the school year you must tell us.  

Printed copies of the application form can also be obtained from the College Office.

IV 16 to 19 Bursary Policy

IV 16- 19 Bursary Application Form 2021-2022