Summer School Transition Programme 2022

Funded by the Waltham Forest Leaders Pledge, Waltham Forest Summer schools offers funding to deliver a blend of academic education, enriching activities and nutritious meals to school-aged children and young people aged between 11 to 16 years* who would benefit from additional learning and support during the summer holidays.  

This programme has been developed to support the issues arising from the Waltham Forest Post 16 Strategy and School Recovery Plan, which looks to support students well-being, attainment, attendance and transition points. It has been developed to link to, but is discreet from, the wider DfE funded Holiday Activities and Food Programme being delivered across Waltham Forest, which focuses on holiday hunger for children eligible for benefits related Free School Meals.   

The programme is for secondary schools. Schools can determine which pupils, from any year group, would benefit most from a summer school. We expect, however, that most will want to target:  

  • Year 7 transition, especially those who have been flagged by their primary school as being at risk of disengagement, poor attendance or other vulnerabilities in the transition process 
  • Young people in year 8-11 who are vulnerable as highlighted by the school, local authority or other external services   
  • Young people in year 8-11 who have poor school attendance and engagement  

Summer schools are intended to provide schools an opportunity to support pupils’ wellbeing. Schools must include enrichment activities, such as team games, music, drama or sports activities.  

The funded places must be free to eligible participants. However, should the school wish to deliver wider provision to students that fall outside of the targeted list above the school is able to charge families for attendance.  

To apply for the funding please complete the application form and return to Lindsay Jackson by Wednesday 30 June 2022.

If you are having difficulty meeting this deadline and would like to apply for funding, please contact Fern Edwards or Kayla Whiting to discuss options.