Linacre Institute Westminster Summer School

Partner: Linacre Institute
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Academic

Westminster School has assisted the Institute in providing accommodation for their week long London Summer School and Westminster teachers to provide academic tuition and guidance for Higher Education. 14-20 Year 12 (going into Year 13) pupils are involved in the summer school and 3 members of staff. Pupils are drawn from several schools/acdemies including: Wales High School Sheffield, Neverthorpe School Chesterfield, Hall Cross Academy Doncaster, Ossett Academy W Yorks, Chapeltown Academy Sheffield, Ashington High School Northumberland.

Aims of the project

To support the Linacre Institute in fulfilling its aims and objectives.

Background and goals

Richard Kowenicki, a member of the Westminster School teaching Staff and Housemaster had become involved in the Institute's activities and suggested Westminster may play a role in supporting the Summer School.

Resources

Twenty boarding rooms on a full board basis, School classrooms and Westminster School teaching staff.

Impact

All pupils taking part come from schools in the bottom 20% in the country for access to the elite UK universities. All schools were in areas of which are in the top 10% in the UK index of mulitple measures of deprivation. Last year a total of 10 pupils made applications to Oxbridge and Imperial Colleges London. Of these, seven were offered places.

Pupil involvement

Year 12.

2016 60:40 female to male.

Frequency and duration

One-off annual week-long summer school.