Summer School

 

Frome College Summer School staff would like to take this opportunity to thank all the amazing students who attended our first ever Summer School in August this summer! We would also like to extend that thank you to all the fabulous parents who made it happen too. Without the parents never ending encouragement and humour, their positive and upbeat support and their willingness to push their child out of their comfort zone, Summer School would not have been the resounding success it was.

Su Perkins and Dee Edwards were first informed we had secured funding to run the Summer School just four weeks before the end of the summer term. We were both excited and daunted as a Summer School had never happened for Frome Year 8 - Year 9 students before, and we were determined to make it a fantastic learning opportunity, inclusive of all Year 8 students, regardless of background and academic achievements.

Over 60 Year 8 students confirmed they were attending which meant we had to ensure staff and great learning opportunities were available to all those students. The Frome College staff were outstanding in their enthusiasm to get involved and were also keen to ensure the upcoming Year 9’s had a fantastic positive experience before coming to Frome College as new Year 9 students.

A packed timetable was organised which included; Graphics workshops, Music Workshops, Swimming, Sports, Literacy and Numeracy workshops, Archery, Arts and Crafts, Movie & Popcorn and a day trip to We The Curious, to name but a few.

Mealtimes were fully catered for too and a free hot meal was provided for every single student attending, as well as much fruit as they could possibly eat. All dietary requirements were catered for and most students would agree that the meals were one of their favourite times of the day!

We are hopeful we can secure funding for our Summer School next year for the current Year 8s coming to Frome College in September 2022. Let's make it bigger and better!

 

Feedback from parents

The feedback from parents and students attending was so very much appreciated, some of the comments are below:

“I cannot thank you enough for giving up your summer holiday to put this Summer School on for my daughter. She was really struggling with coming to college because she felt it was too big and she would get lost – not any more! She cant wait till September!”

“Thank you for all you have done with Summer School, my son has really enjoyed his week.”

“This is what Frome has been missing, my daughter has some learning needs and she was made to feel so welcome and her confidence has grown so much in just one week – thank you!”

“My son has just come home and was able to tell me what he had done today, normally he says “nothing”. Thank you for giving my son something to talk about!”

 

DfE funding

The total amount spent during Summer School 2021, funded by DfE:

Catering £1050.00
Trip to We the Curious £551.91
Coach hire for trip £350.00
Staffing £6424.80
Archery £600.00
Books £130.00
Leisure Centre pool hire £420.00
Refreshments £75.94
Materials £200.00
T-shirts £447.72
Printing £2.48
Total £10,252.85