Year 11 Summer School

Applications to the Year 11 Summer School are now closed.

What can we offer you?

This is an exciting opportunity for you to spend a week at the LSE taking part in a range of social science subjects, whilst learning more about university.  

There will be the chance to meet LSE academics and get a taste of how university subjects are taught. Finally you will meet other students from across London and make new friends!

The week consists of:
- Classes, lectures, workshops and group discussions
- Opportunities to develop team-work, problem solving, project and presentation skills
- An off site trip
- Advice on applying to university
- An LSE certificate presented in a closing ceremony.

There are 100 places available on the Summer School. Lunch will be provided each day and your travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Please note that the summer school is non-residential and runs from 9am until 4pm each day.

Applicants must attend all five days of the programme. 


Students in year 11 who are attending a non-selective London state school, and who are expected to achieve at least 5 A*-B grades at GCSE.

In addition students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Eligible for free school meals
  • Is a looked after child (in care)

Or two of the following criteria:

  • Has no parental history of Higher Education/university
  • Living in an area of low progression to university
  • Parents from lower socio-economic categories
  • From an ethnic group which is under-represented in higher education

Preference will also be given to students who:

  • Attend a school performing below the national average
  • Attend a school with above an average percentage of students eligible for free school meals

Application Information

Applications are now closed for 2015.

Information for Year 11 Summer School offer holders

Summer School acceptance form
Student Information Sheet
Code of Behaviour
Frequently Asked Questions
LSE Campus Map