Summer School Funding 2021

Funding received: £31,006.71

Kingsbridge Community College used the DFE summer school funding by investing in an external organisation to provide activities related to transition for all children in year 6 joining the school in September 2021. The programme was delivered by teachers and took place over the summer holidays. Pupils are provided with a smooth and extensive programme where they then arrive on their first day of school excited about the next chapter of their education, rather than feeling apprehensive about the journey ahead of them. 

The programme was both educational and fun with curiosity central, to inspire pupils to learn. The timetable was interactive, challenging and had clear outcomes. There was a clear focus on identifying the needs of each pupil and then working with them to maintain their literacy and numeracy levels so that gains in primary school were not lost in transition. 

The number of children in attendance at Kingsbridge Community College was 190 from a year 7 projected cohort of 220

The feedback from the activities included many positive comments from parents, carers and children including how much it had helped children feel much less anxious about joining such a large school.  They have made new friends, both inside and outside the tutor groups that they will be in which has helped them to feel excited about the start in September.

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