Supporting Summer Schools

The Department for Education is now in the process of funding summer schools for children making the transition from Year 6 to Year 7

About the programme

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 numbers of year 7 pupils, and can find out more via the DfE website.

Find out more

ideas for summer school offers