Summer School 2021 Information
The purpose of Summer Starters’ ‘Summer School’ was to provide transition support and enrichment opportunities to the Year 7 cohort of students joining Verulam in September 2021.
Eligibility for Summer Starters was available to all students who had reached the end of their primary education and due to start at Verulam in September 2021.
The offer of a fully funded place for 5 days per student was made to the parents of all eligible students and offered to all, irrespective of their academic and socio-economic background. In total 110 students participated in the programme. Summer Starters was funded through the ESFA/DfE Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summer School Programme Funding and was run over 1 week; each child was offered a weeklong provision, taking place between August and 23 and 27 August.
The programme was staffed solely by Verulam School Teaching/Support Staff. The programme was designed to offer a balance of academic and enrichment sessions, as well as team building opportunities, to support our students’ immersion into Verulam culture, reducing apprehension, and instilling a sense of comradery and community.
The school spent at total £24,800.
This included staffing, resources and equipment costs.
The programme was a massive success with students really enjoying the wide range of activities and challenges in place for the week. A great start to Verulam life for all of the students who attended.