The DfE yesterday (19th Jan) announced details regarding the Summer Schools programme provided by secondary schools to help disadvantaged pupils what and how they will be studying in Key Stage 3.
Secondary schools can apply for funding by completing a short online form and have until 29 May 2015 to apply. Schools who are successful will receive £250 (for a 1 week course) or £500 (a 2 week course) per eligible pupil who confirms they want to attend. Funding will then be paid in two instalments:
- 50% will be received at the end of June 2015 (or first week of July if an academy/free school)
- The final 50% will be paid at the end of October 2015 (or first week of November if an academy/free school)
The final funding allocation will be based upon the information provided by the school in September which could be lower than the estimate. Therefore overpayments may occur and will be recovered. Any cancellation of a Summer School or failure to complete the final claim form will also result in monies already paid being recovered.
Further details including which pupils are eligible and a link to the application form can be found here.