Year 6 Summer School - August 2021

From Monday 9th August to Friday 13th August 2021, we ran a special Summer School programme for our new Year 7 intake, with sessions running from 9.30am until 2.30pm each day. It was incredibly successful, with over 120 students in attendance.

The Summer School was funded by the Department for Education, at a total cost of £17,000, which covered the provision of teaching and support staff, catering, resources, first aid and pastoral services.

During the week the children had the opportunity to get to know the school a bit more, meet some of our staff and make friends with the other Year 6 children who would be joining us in September. The children benefitted from being taught by our specialist teachers and experienced some activities that they had been unable to do during Year 5 and Year 6 due to being in and out of multiple lockdowns and school closures.

Each day was organised so that the children experienced three activities that inspired and enthused their love of learning and adventure, ready for their next stage of education.

The activities that took place included:

  • The chance to become ‘logophiles’ (word lovers) and news reporters
  • Drumming and Guitar workshops
  • Designing, building and testing a race car in Science
  • Introduction to the microscopic world of bugs
  • Trampolining and outdoor sports
  • Art and Design Workshop
  • Bollywood and Flamenco Dancing
  • Dragon’s Den Activity

We received some excellent feedback about the Summer School from parents. It increased children’s confidence about their transition to high school, allowed them to begin to forge friendships with their peers and had a positive impact on their wellbeing.

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