Our summer school was attended by 144 Year 6 students who were joining us in Year 7 for the first time in September 2021.
Our objectives in holding this summer school were:
- to support an effective transition from primary to secondary school for students, so as to establish a positive learning and community culture;
- to understand the starting point of the cohort to inform curriculum and pastoral planning for the academic year 2021/22;
- and to develop students’ literacy and numeracy skills.
Our summer school was themed around the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and each day focused on the five Olympic Education Values: respect for oneself, others and the environment; joy of effort; fair play; balance between body, will and mind; and the puruit of excellence. Each day began with an Opening Ceremony, in which a Senior Leader led an assembly around the daily theme.
The students had 23 45-minute activity sessions across the week. The programme for these sessions was:
- Literacy - 4 sessions
- Numeracy - 4 sessions
- Sport and Team Building Activities - 5 sessions
- Japanese Theatre - 4 sessions
- Medal Design and Making (Computer Aided Design and production) - 4 sessions
- Campus Beautification (Creating murals for subjects, giving students ownership of the school environment) - 2 sessions
Funding and Expenditure
The cost of our summer school was met by the Department for Education.
The breakdown of expenditure was as below:
Including on costs
Including t-shirts for all students
Meals offered to all students free-of-charge