Primary school pupils in north London will experiment with US-style summer school this July, to help them overcome some perceived achievement disparities with more advantaged schools in the area. Its format, a combination of small tutorials and personal mentoring, has proven very effective in American schools. The Education Endowment Foundation will be monitoring closely to see if similar results obtain on this side of the Atlantic. All going well, the programme is set to expand to more locations in the summer of 2013.
Read about it here.