Summer School

Each summer, King Edward’s School, in partnership with King Edward VI High School for Girls, runs a free Summer School for pupils in Year 4 to raise the aspirations of bright children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The children participate in three days of activities, ranging from pond-dipping, beekeeping, horticulture and sport to online learning, debating and learning to use microscopes. The activities are run by teachers from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls, supported by a team of student mentors from both schools who act as mentors to the children.

The activities are most suited to children who are above national average in reading, writing and mathematics. We would encourage you to select your most able pupils for the Summer School as the level set is very high. The children can, but do not need to be, eligible for the Pupil Premium.

To find out more about our Summer School and to make early enquiries, email: Register below for our 2023 Summer School. 

An example timetable and description of activities from the 2019 Summer School is available for download below as well as a link to an article written by The Telegraph about our 2016 Summer School.

2019 Summer School timetable and activities.

‘The summer school raising aspirations in disadvantaged children’, The Telegraph, 6 August 2016

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