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Free summer school for disadvantaged pupils

Online lessons are available from Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools

Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools

Disadvantaged pupils in West Berkshire have access to a world-class online summer school this summer.

West Berkshire Council has teamed up with Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools in Hermitage to allow pupils to access their pioneering programme. The course is open to pupils in Year 2 (age 7) to Year 8 (age 14) and covers Years 3 to 8 in English, Maths, Science and Humanities with lessons available online and available from any device. There is also live support available each week for pupils who want to speak to a tutor.

Children eligible for free school meals can enrol for free at Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools - Summer School. Anyone not eligible is still able to access the programme at a cost of £50 per week.

Speaking about the summer school Councillor Dominic Boeck, Executive Member for Children and Young People said:

"We're really pleased to be able to offer this summer school to the district's most disadvantaged children. It will give them the opportunity to consolidate their learning this year and help them to reach their full potential. Our education team have a great relationship with Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools and I'm delighted that we have been able to work together to put this in place for the summer holidays."

David Fleming, Headmaster at Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools added:

"We are also thrilled to be able to support children across West Berkshire during the very difficult time."

For more information about the summer school visit https://brockmarl.neolms.eu.