Extra money put aside to help children with the move from primary to secondary school.

Nick Clegg
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19 Sheffield schools will be opening their doors this summer to help some of the most disadvantaged pupils in our area with the big step up from primary to secondary school.

Many pupils find the move to a bigger school and a more challenging curriculum daunting. This can lead to falling results and they often never catch up again.

To help pupils who are especially vulnerable to falling behind, those on free school meals or looked-after children, Liberal Democrat Leader, Deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield Hallam MP, Nick Clegg has launched the first Summer Schools programme.

"I’m proud of this £50m worth of extra brain training that will give tens of thousands of disadvantaged pupils across the country a flying start at secondary school, including here in Sheffield.

“It’s two weeks in the summer holidays where pupils can catch up on learning and get to grips with life in secondary school – in short, get on the starting blocks ready for the off in September.

“It’s good news for mums and dads too – no parent wants their child to be left out and fall behind. But not everyone has the luxury of taking long periods off work during the summer break.”

– Nick Clegg