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Summer School

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.

Curriculum

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:

Staffing 
Including on costs
£32,108.47
Resources
Including t-shirts for all students
£2755.42
Catering
Meals offered to all students free-of-charge
£1,820.00
External Speaker £250.00
Total £36,933.89