Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Summer School

The Miraculous Journey to Thorp Academy

Our Northern Education Trust Summer School will commence on Monday 16th August 2021 for two weeks and involve a wide variety of sensational activities including sports, drama and games. 

It will be a great opportunity for our new year 7s to make new friends, meet some staff and find their way around the building.

  • Students who attend are asked to wear shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms with a t-shirt, hoodie and trainers.  Children will not then be required to change for the afternoon activities.
  • Ideally we would want students to attend for the full two weeks but will accommodate and be flexible where possible.
  • Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided for everyone, free of charge.

Aims and objectives

Aim: to deliver a 2 week summer school offering a blend of academic literacy education and enrichment activities.  


  • To refresh, improve and develop student literacy skills
  • To increase student confidence, build a community with their peers, develop relationships and learn about their new environment.
  • To have a positive impact on student mental health and wellbeing

Student Pack

Each student attending our Northern Education Trust Summer School will be provided with a free student pack containing:

  • Drawstring bag
  • NET reusable water bottle
  • Pencil case (with equipment)
  • Coloured lanyard (to denote assigned teams)
  • Copy of the book ‘The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates’ by Durham-based author Jenny Pearson (all literacy activities are based on this book)
  • Journal including Lesson Log of Learning, End of Day Reflection and Reward Point Card for effort and engagement

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

Thorp Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.