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Department for Education Release Summer School Fund.

Updated: May 13, 2021

The summer schools programme is open to secondary schools. The aim of the programme is to deliver a short summer school, offering a blend of academic education and enrichment activities.

Funding will be made available to:

  • state-funded secondary and special schools

  • non-maintained special schools

  • pupil referral units

  • alternative provision for any pupils whose education was funded by the local authority outside of state place funded schools, including:

    • independent schools

    • non-maintained special schools

    • other providers

Eligible secondary schools can access the funding allocations to view the maximum available funding for their school, based on the numbers of year 7 pupils.

The full report can be accessed here:

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Summer schools form one part of the educational recovery programme of funding available to schools. With the summer holidays in sight, Secondary Schools are looking to find the very best provision to support their students as part of the recovery programme in Summer 2021.

The summer school offer focuses largely on pupils making the transition into year 7 and therefore largely into a school that is new to them. Holding the summer schools in the secondary schools pupils are moving to will help them to feel comfortable in their new surroundings and with their new teachers. We, therefore, anticipate that most schools will want to run the summer school at their own premises to support familiarisation.

If you are looking to support your students' wellbeing and their transition to Secondary School this summer...look no further! Here at Engagedu, we have the solution for you and your students…Transition in a Box!

Support with the transition of your new students

For pupils transitioning to Year 7, providing the opportunity to get to know the school building, routines and systems, pastoral and teaching staff, and some of their classmates prior to the start of term works well.

Transition in a Box allows students to work together and be physically active throughout the day. Encourage students to get to know the layout of your school premises by completing an orienteering activity with a difference.

Activities focused on team-building help to build stronger relationships.

Support the well-being of your students

Engagement with school, physical and mental health and wellbeing all affect effective academic progress.

We understand the importance of looking after our mental health and wellbeing and how it can influence and impact other areas of our lives. Transition in a Box has been designed to support students through this uncertain time and provide additional support to students who will be moving to their new Secondary Schools in the coming months. A series of ‘what would you do?’ school-based scenarios encourage students to reflect on their own personal choices and build empathy.

Extra support?

Do you require an insight into how to set up and run your day? We are holding a webinar with our experts who can tell you all you need to know.

Get your students fully engaged with Engagedu! Click here to find out more.

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