Run off-site for Gifted and Talented students, these multi-day tutor led Summer Schools stretch the students academically, raise aspirations and attainment in preparation for applications to selective universities.

What are the aims of the Summer School?

Stretching the students academically through subject-specific tutorials and extension work on the common courses at university
Helping students to gain a greater understanding of what is needed to be successful in applying to a selective university
Helping students become a more appealing applicant to universities by broadening their experience, horizons and challenging them to take advantage of opportunities
Encourage students to take personal responsibility over their learning and broader development
Highlight to the students the benefits of aiming high and reaching their potential
Provide an insight into what they may do in their future careers

Who is it for?

Gifted and Talented students from maintained schools and academies.

What subjects are offered?

Students typically select one to two subjects from the list below:

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • General Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Humanities
  • History
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • History of Art
  • Philosophy

What options are available?

  • Recruitment of participants
  • Venue identification and liaison
  • Residential
  • Non-residential
  • 2-day
  • 3-day
  • 4-day
  • 5-day
  • Mock interviews
  • One to one coaching sessions
  • Night time welfare
  • E-mentoring follow up
  • Evaluation

Previous Summer Schools

  • Central London: Westminster Year 11 Summer School, delivered in partnership with Westminster School. Supported by the Shine Education Trust.
  • North London: Chrysalis Year 10 and 12 Summer School, delivered in partnership with Highgate School
  • Berkshire and Surrey: Future Pathways Summer School, delivered in partnership with Wellington College

One of the most important messages I took away from the experience was that where you come from cannot determine where you are headed.

Harshadha, Participant on Westminster Summer School

His statement on Friday to us was that he will, 'never say no to anything and that he intends to say yes to any opportunity that comes his way' and that he felt that it was one of the best things he has ever done!!! What more can we say but to thank you again for your time and commitment and for giving Harry a new outlook on life.

Ruth & Ken, Parents of a Summer School participant