Summer School July 2021

Children leaving Primary School this year may have missed valuable preparation for secondary education. The summer school gave an opportunity to offer that face to face support before starting a new school.

Benefits of the programme:

  • Build a community with their fellow students
  • Forge relationships with new teachers
  • Familiarise themselves with their new school environment

Corpus Christi Catholic College ran a summer school during the holidays for 100 children which offered a blend of academic education and enrichment activities.

We had fun in the classroom in the tower challenge and printing t-shirts. We hired a large inflatable assault course and took groups to Go Ape and Meanwood Valley Urban Farm. This promoted team building, development of social skills, literacy and numeracy.

The summer school allowed the students to learn the importance of transition and helped prepare them for the challenges of secondary school. It supported social, emotional and mental health needs by reducing anxieties of students especially those who were negatively affected by COVID-19.

Breakdown of funding and costs:







Go Ape


Meanwood Valley Urban Farm




Prizes & consumables






DFE Funding