Top Tips for Running a Successful Summer School

Kerry Martin, Caroline Sharp, Laurie Day, Rachel Gardener, Palak Mehta, Rose Cook, Jo Barham

05 March 2013

Overview report | Key findings

The Department for Education's Summer Schools programme provides funding for schools to help disadvantaged pupils (those eligible for free school meals and those looked after continuously for more than six months by the local authority) to make a successful transition to Year 7. NFER and Ecorys evaluated the Summer Schools programme in its first year through a survey completed by 877 schools; and case study visits to 10 schools on two occasions, involving interviews with staff, pupils and parents/carers. Here are the top tips identified in the study.