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Year 6 Parents

June 2021

YHS Summer School - Enquiring Minds

Dear Parent/Guardian,

York High School is absolutely delighted to invite your child to spend one week at their new secondary school, participating in a range of enrichment activities and educational trips.

Whilst we have been unable to welcome our new Year 7 pupils for a typical transition day before the school holidays due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are extremely excited to offer a Summer School for one week at York High School. This is in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and is intended to support attending pupils to make up for some of their missed education (Dept. of Education, 2021).

Underpinned by our three curriculum aims of Resilience, Aspiration and Success, we hope pupils will take away the following from our week together:

Resilience - Pupils will feel confident and determined about the step up to secondary school

Aspiration - Pupils will demonstrate an enquiring mind and love of learning across a range of  subjects

Success - Pupils will develop key academic skills that are crucial for secondary school success

The summer school will run from Monday 9th August to Friday 13th August between 8.45am - 3.00pm. We are also looking to offer a breakfast club provision which would include an earlier drop off time of 8.15am.

How might this benefit my child?

Pupils who attend the YHS Summer School will be able to:

  • experience what their new school will be like
  • familiarise themselves with where things are and meet some of their new teachers
  • spend time socialising with their friends,  and hopefully make some new ones along the way!
  • try new experiences - including but not limited to: bake offs, sports, treasure hunts, creative writing workshops and a trip to the seaside (featuring an ice cream of course!)
  • build on their learning, feeling better prepared for learning in Year 7

How can I register interest?

By following the link below to a Google Submission Form. Fill in the relevant information about your child and their requirements followed by ‘I would like to request a space’ or ‘I would like some more information’ for further info.   


Please return the Google Form by 9am on Wednesday 30th June or contact Amy Bargewell directly to register interest.

Visiting Primary Schools

Miss Bargewell and Miss Taylor will be visiting some primary schools to talk to pupils about this superb opportunity and answer any questions that they may have. If we are not visiting your school, please contact Miss Bargewell with any question and queries you may have.

If you would like any further information regarding the Summer School programme or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Yours sincerely,


Miss A Bargewell

English Teacher - Summer School Lead

York High School