SEC Updates

COVID 19 / Coronavirus

In order to protect the safety of staff and to facilitate the processing of grant applications, the SEC offices are closed and staff are working remotely. There may be delays in reaching the office by telephone so the fastest way to make any enquiry is to email We are grateful for your patience at this time.

2020/21 Grant Application Process

Deadline for the 2020/21 Paper Application Form and supporting documents was Friday 14 February 2020.

New applicants, applying after accepting a school place for the first time are still welcome to register and apply and should request the Registration Form from your school. New applicants please see

If you are an existing applicant and have missed the first stage, Registration deadline (30th November 2019), second stage, Application deadline (14th January 2020) or third stage posting of Paper Application and supporting documents (14th February 2020) due to unavoidable circumstances, you may email a request to make a late Registration or Application to the SEC Manager at

Your request should include details of why you missed the deadline.

Your request may be refused.