Year 11 Summer School

The Year 11 Summer School will be taking place in July 2018 (dates TBC).

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 9:30am until 4:00pm each day.

Applicants must attend all five days of the programme.  


We are looking for students who are expected to achieve at least 5 A*-B grades at GCSE.

We will prioritise students in the following groups:

  • Looked-after children or care leaver
  • Have caring responsibilities for family members
  • Have a disability
  • Eligible for free school meals and/or pupil premium now or in the last six years
  • Living in an area of low progression to higher education (as defined by POLAR3 quintile 1)
  • No parental experience of higher education
  • Parents/carers working in low socio-economic categories and/or on receipt of means tested benefits
  • From a Gypsy, Roma, or Traveller community
  • From a socio-economic or ethnic background currently under-represented at highly selective universities such as LSE; especially Black African, Black Caribbean, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, and white working class.
  • Meeting one or more criteria above and attending a school/college that is performing below national average and/or has a high proportion of students eligible for free school meals.

We review applications holistically; while we prioritise students who meet the above criteria, we will consider all the information contained in an application when making our decisions. For this reason, we encourage applicants and schools/colleges to include any further relevant details – such as any additional information or extenuating circumstances – that they feel ought to be considered to support their application.

How to apply

Applications for the 2018 summer school will open in January 2018. Please see this page for the link to apply at that time.