Summer School Funding

Elms Bank Summer School


School name:                    Elms Bank School  

Aim of Summer School:     The aim is to deliver a short summer school, offering a blend of academic education and enrichment activities for                                                    specific students already attending school, as well as those transitioning into school from a Primary setting. 

Dates of Summer School:   Monday 26th July – Friday 6th August (not including weekends) 

Total number of pupils
invited:                             49 Students offered a place (all offered up to 5 days)

Total number of pupils

Date:                               26.07.21   27.07.21   28.07.21   29.07.21   30.07.21   02.08.21   03.08.21   04.08.21   05.08.21   06.08.21
Students attending:          26             25            22             20            15           19              19            20            14            12
42 students attended for at least 1 day across the 2-week period

Provision on offer:                A range of academic and enrichment opportunities were on offer including: teaching and learning subject support (recovery curriculum), transitional activities, swimming, sports/active sessions, mindfulness sessions, arts and crafts, wellbeing and reflection.  Students were allocated a group with relevant staff to support them, each group followed their own timetable of activities throughout each day.

Use of Summer School          Overall cost of Summer School: £89960.51
funds:                                 Unrecoverable cost of Summer School: £12537.00 (7 students did not attend)
                                          Cost of provision, including staffing - £77013.51
                                          Additional resources - £410.00


23 new Year 7 students attended (47% of the new Year 7 cohort) which meant that each day approx. 80% of the summer school cohort was made up of new Year 7s. Actual attendance across the two weeks averaged 87% (pre-agreed places versus actual attendees).

New Y7 students gained additional transition days in their new school – as part of this students were able to spend time in classrooms and areas of school they will be using from September whilst doing so in a relaxed and quieter environment. New pupils also started to form relationships and friendships with peers.

Staff working with Y7s were able to gain further understanding of them, their interests, needs and how best to support them. From this some students’ classes and pathways were altered to allow school to better meet their individual needs.

For existing students, the Summer School allowed for continuity of provision, a chance for additional teaching and learning after a disrupted year and it also allowed for a smooth transition into the summer holidays.

On top of that, for existing students, the time spent at Summer School allowed for short break opportunities for families and added to social opportunities for the pupils that would otherwise be limited during the summer break.