Summer schools programme

Details of the summer schools programme for secondary schools including funding, requirements for running a summer school and best practice evidence.


Summer schools guidance


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
Published 30 March 2021