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Summer School 2021

Summer School Evaluation, September 2021


We had a very successful Summer School in July and it's so lovely to see the children now in Year 7 at FCC. Over 200 children attended during the week making this one of the busiest Summer Schools ever. The children took part in Science, Maths, English, Art, PE, gardening, strategy, yoga, drama, mindfulness,  origami, 'getting to know me' activities, climbing and a fantastic day trip to Hill End Outdoor Centre.

Please see below a breakdown of the expenditure:


Money allocated: £49,312

Money spent: £44,123.69

Staffing: £24,885.74

Educational supplies, buses, trips, catering: £19,237.95


 We have taken some photos during summer school which we would like to use on the website and in the newsletter.

Please can you email me if you DO NOT want your child's photograph to be used stating which bubble and group, they were in.

Rachel Kenyon


Summer school update 30.07.21


Dear Parent,


We have had a busy and exciting week at Summer School, and we just wanted to thank you and the children for their excellent engagement throughout the week. We hope that it was a great introduction to Faringdon Community College, and we look forward to seeing the pupils again in September when they start secondary school.


Schools have been asked by PHE as part of their risk assessment, to make sure that they keep track of any covid related symptoms in children that have attended any Summer School. If your child develops/displays covid symptoms on Saturday (31st July) or Sunday (1st August)  then please follow NHS guidance about testing, but it is important that you also inform the school via an email to Rachel Kenyon  as we may be asked to be involved in any potential contact tracing. Again, if your child subsequently tests positive, follow NHS test and trace guidance but also inform the school straight away by email to

If your child develops/displays covid symptoms after Sunday 1st August, again follow NHS guidance but you do not need to inform the school.


Finally, we hope that you have a great summer and that you all stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you in September.


Very best wishes


Rachel Kenyon


Thursday 29th July will be Jacket potatoes, curry and grab and go.

Friday  30th July  will be Spicy bean burger instead of Veg lasagne.

Hill End Trip - Wednesday 28th July 2021


Please can students arrive at school no later than 8.15am.


Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes and also bring a raincoat.  We will be outside for most of the day. 


Students will need to bring a water bottle and snack, lunch will be provided.


We will return at approximately 3.00 to 3.15.

Summer School-21.07.21


Summer School is still happening 26th- 30th July. Please check this page for further updates.

Summer School update 16.07.21


  • Not long now until Summer School!
  • Please can students have their hair tied up or bring a hairband on Monday and Tuesday for the science experiments. 
  • We will hopefully be doing some trampolining during the PE lessons - hair will need to be tied up and socks worn.
  • Please remember to email permission for the climbing wall on Friday and any food intolerances.
  • We will be NUT free during the week so please do not send your child in with any.

Summer School update 9.07.21



A - registration, breakfast, lunch and pick up in the main hall. Please enter via the main entrance.

B - registration, breakfast, lunch and pick up in the small hall. Please enter via the back entrance of school.

C - registration, breakfast, lunch and pick up in the Wilson building. Please enter around the back of the leisure centre.

There will be signs and staff to help guide you and your child to the correct area.


Breakfast and lunch are provided free of charge. Please inform Rachel Kenyon of any food intolerances.


Hill End trip on Wednesday 28th July - we will be transporting the children using Barnes coaches and need to leave at 8.45am. Students need to arrive early enough to have breakfast and pick up a packed lunch which will be provided. Please inform Rachel Kenyon if your child does not require one or has any specific needs.

Students should wear comfortable clothing and trainers throughout the week, but especially on Wednesday and Friday.


Mobile phones - the use of phones is not permitted whilst at school. If your child brings a phone to summer school, it must be turned off and kept in their bag. 

Rachel Kenyon -







Summer School Update Friday 02.07.21.


Draft activities for the week:

Monday and Tuesday: Science of Fireworks, Art, Maths, Yoga, Drama, PE, ICT, Gardening, Cooking, Mindful Art, Strategy

Wednesday: Trip to Hillend

Thursday and Friday: ICT, Maps, Mindful Art, PE, Strategy, Maths, Cooking, Gardening, Dance, Origami, Flower bomb making, Literacy, Climbing Wall (Friday only)


We will be operating in three 'bubbles' of a maximum of 70 children. Groupings and where to drop off and pick up will be posted on here shortly. We aim to start each day by offering breakfast from 8.00am (lessons will begin at 9.00am) and pick up will be at 3.00pm.

Casual clothes and trainers are recommended.


Summer School notice 25.06.21


On Friday 30th July (last day of Summer School) we have arranged for a mobile climbing wall from Adventure Plus to come to FCC. This is available for all students booked into Summer School on that date.

Students must have parental permission to take part. Please email Rachel Kenyon to give permission:

An alternative activity will be provided for students who do not want to take part.

Please note that Wednesday 28th and Friday 30th are FULL.


Summer School food


This is the menu for the Summer School week. Please can you let Rachel Kenyon know if your child has any allergies or intolerances and also note that a packed lunch will be provided on the Wednesday for the trip to Hill End.

Breakfast will be available from 8.00am alongside signing in.

Menu for Summer School