Summer Schools Evaluation

Client: 

Department for Education

£50m was made available for the Summer Schools programme, to help disadvantaged pupils make a successful transition from primary to secondary school though transitional support, catch-up classes, and enrichment.

The Department for Education commissioned NFER and Ecorys to undertake a national evaluation of the programme, with a focus on effectiveness and early outcomes for pupils and schools.

The methodology included a nationally representative school survey and two waves of qualitative case study visits to schools. The evaluation reports provide essential reading for schools considering how to design, run and evaluate a Summer School in the future.