In the same week that the government vow to allocate funds intended to let students catch up, some private schools are stepping in to help
SEVERAL private schools are offering to open up their buildings and grounds over the summer for children who have missed out on studying due to the ongoing pandemic.
A number of fee-paying schools have had their events cancelled or postponed in the summer months, due to the lockdown.
Julie Robinson, the chief executive of the ISC, (Independent Schools Council), said that six independent schools, including Kings College School, Wimbledon and Bury Grammar School, have already offered to run their own catch-up classes at their own cost.
It comes as the government is set to announce its own plans for a summer study programme this week.
Ms Robinson also said that 80 per cent of private schools have expressed an interest in running the courses if they were offered the funding to do so.
“Independent schools are poised ready to support and provide a venue for extra catch-up work.
“I know there’s been talk about supporting pupils from a welfare perspective and a mental health perspective which is extremely important.”