By the Numbers - Summer schools

27th January 2012 at 00:00

Attending a university summer school can significantly improve secondary school pupils' higher education prospects, a study published last week suggested.

Research commissioned by education charity the Sutton Trust found that 84 per cent of pupils who attended a summer school went to university, compared with 76 per cent of those who applied to attend a summer school but did not get a place.

The Sutton Trust's schemes are open to bright pupils who attend secondary schools that have low progression rates to university and where results are below national averages.


99.2% achieved five A*-A GCSEs

91.8% have parents who are non-graduates

68.9% received the education maintenance allowance

75.9% attended a low-performing school.

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