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Summer School 2021

Our Year 7 Character Camp is always a huge hit with the students. Last academic year we incorporated it into our Summer School and students enjoyed a host of additional activities throughout the week. We hope to offer a similar event for 2022 so look out for more information on this in the coming months. 

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About The Cottesloe Summer School

Get ready for Summer School!

All current Year 6 students joining The Cottesloe School in Year 7 in September will have the opportunity to attend our exciting Summer School. Our aim is to give every student the opportunity to catch up on some of the fun and friendships they missed out on during the pandemic and school closures. With a blend of engaging classroom learning, thrilling off-site activities, practical arts and crafts and the classic Cottesloe Character Camp, your child will be amazed at how much fun secondary school can be!


Our Summer School curriculum is not about starting Year 7 early or spending all day doing sums at a desk!

Our classroom-based learning sessions are influenced by what knowledge a student might reasonably be expected to have by the end of Year 6 and demonstrating to students how to present and share their ideas. Discussion, debating and creativity are the order of the day as our students remember how to listen respectfully to others and make everyone feel valued when talking about facts and opinions.

Your child can expect to explore core elements of literacy and numeracy through lively and engaging sessions lead by a specially selected team of Cottesloe staff. There will also be Sixth Form students on hand to offer their own expertise and support during lessons, making sure every student can feel confident in the classroom.

Enrichment Activities

Camping, sailing and adventure on the high ropes!

No school year is complete without a good old fashioned camping trip, but for so many students last year that was sadly impossible. Summer School to the rescue! Not only will every student have the opportunity to take part in our Character Camp where they will be able test out their wilderness skills ready for an overnight stay on the school site, but they will also have the opportunity test out sailing on a lake or navigating the high ropes with our off-site enrichment partners.


Frequently Asked Questions:

1) When is Summer School?
The Cottesloe Summer School 2021 will run from Monday 23rd August 2021 to Friday 27th August 2021 inclusive.

2) How much does it cost?
It's free! There is no cost to parents or carers as the Summer School is subsidised by the government.

3) Can my child bring a packed lunch?
Yes, this is absolutely fine!

4) What time will I need to collect my child?
If your child is doing on site activities, please collect them from the coach park at 3:30pm. Collection times for offsite activities will be sent out once your child's offsite activity has been confirmed.

5) What happens if my child misses a day?
Your child is welcome to attend as many days as possible. If your child is unable to attend a day, please e-mail so that we know not to expect them.

6) Will my child need to do a lateral flow test?
There is currently no requirement for students in primary school take a lateral flow test.

7) Does my child have to wear a mask?
No. Wearing a mask is not compulsory, however students may choose to wear one if they feel happier doing so.

8) Can my child have their phone?
Your child will not need a mobile phone for any of the sessions, and will be expected to adhere to the school mobile phone policy. The school is also not liable for any damage or loss of mobile phones.

9) My child is not attending The Cottesloe School in September. Can they still come?
Unfortunately the Summer School is only for students who will be starting at the Cottesloe School in September 2021.

10) I am a parent. Can I volunteer to help at Summer School?
Thank you for your interest. However the Summer School will be fully staffed by Outspark staff and Cottesloe personnel.

11) Does my child need to wear school uniform?
No, your child does not need to wear uniform. We recommend comfortable clothes and footwear suitable for outdoor activities.

12) What happens if my child feels unwell whilst in school?
They should report feeling unwell to a member of staff, who will then take the appropriate next steps and contact you if necessary.

13) My child has asthma/diabetes/allergies. Can they still come?
Of course! Please make sure your child has their inhaler/medication/EpiPen etc with them at all times, including the off-site activities, and please be sure to give full details of your child's medical needs on the enrolment and activity consent forms.

14) Can my child wear jewellery, e.g. a necklace?
We would advise against this. There will be a lot of activities such as sailing, cooking, team sports, etc, where wearing jewellery would be impractical and possibly dangerous. We are also not liable for any loss or damage to expensive items brought onto the school site.

15) Will my child need any spending money/pocket money?
There will be no need for your child to bring cash on site. All our activities are free of charge, and if your child wishes to eat at school you will be able to pay for this online. We are not liable for any loss of money brought onto the school site.