Almost three in four secondaries have agreed to host summer schools to help pupils catch up after the pandemic.
The Department for Education (DfE) said 2,820 mainstream secondary schools have volunteered for the scheme, which is equivalent to 74 per cent of those eligible.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Schools were encouraged to bid for a share of a £200 million government fund for summer schools this year, which is predominantly being targeted towards incoming Year 7 students.
The figures come after some heads expressed reluctance to run catch-up provision over the summer amid concerns about pupil and staff wellbeing.
The Department for Education (DfE) said 2,820 mainstream secondary schools have volunteered for the scheme, which is equivalent to 74 per cent of those eligible (file photo)
A recent survey, of more than 1,000 primary and secondary school leaders by the Key, suggested only 18 per cent intended to run summer schools.
Among those not running summer schools, the main reasons were that staff and pupils needed a 'proper break' during the six-week holiday, while others said they did not think families would support it.
But the DfE has said 542,710 pupils are expected to benefit from face-to-face learning over the summer holiday period in a bid to help children catch up on education lost through the pandemic.