During August we offer our Summer School to Year 6 students who are due to start Belvidere in September. Fun-filled activities include team building games (building and launching rockets and getting extremely wet in the process!), having fun in Science labs, Treasure Hunts and map skills, arts and crafts, archaeological digs, making things in our woodwork workshop, and much more!

As well as the huge emphasis on having fun through learning, we also focus on making sure students feel happy and settled about the move to secondary school. Many of our activities encourage the students to get to know each other, the school building and our staff. This goes a long way to ease any concerns they may have and most importantly, it means they walk through the gates for the first time in September having made new friends and being more familiar with the school environment.

Our Summer School is free of charge to any student who is due to start at Belvidere. Students are welcome to attend the whole Summer School programme, just one day or anything in between!

We are planning to run a Summer school programme in August 2022 and look forward to welcoming all of our September 2022 Year 7 students.

Summer School 2021 Evaluation

Summer School 2017

Students were asked to sum up their summer school experience in just one word, here is a sample of the responses: 
“Epic”, “Awesome”, “Fun”, “Exciting”, “Amazing”

Summer School comments

"All my questions about Belvidere have been answered" - Year 6 student

"I came for all of the days. They were great fun and I did a range of activities" - year 6 student

"Summer School really helped me to settle in, I know so many people now"  - year 6 student

“The timings of the day were perfect – it allowed us to enjoy our summer holiday and also enabled our daughter to ask all sorts of questions she had thought about during the holidays” – Parent of Year 6 student.

“I don't feel nervous about starting Belvidere now” – Year 6 student.

“The summer school was an excellent idea which definitely developed my son’s confidence.  Thank you to all involved” – Parent of Year 7 student.