Year 11 Summer School

We are delighted to announce that the application period for the Year 11 Summer School is now open!  

The Year 11 Summer School will be taking place from Monday 4 - Friday 8 July 2016.

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 10am until 4pm each day.

Applicants must attend all five days of the programme. 


We are looking for students who:

  • attend a state school or college in London. Preference is given to applicants attending schools/colleges performing below the national average or with FSM at 35% or above
  • are expected to achieve at least 5 A*-B grades at GCSE

We will give priority to applicants who meet at least one of the following:

  • In receipt of free school meals and/or pupil premium
  • Looked After Child

Or two of the following:

  • No parental experience of Higher Education
  • Parents/carers employed in low socio economic categories
  • Parents/carers in receipt of means tested benefits
  • Live in an area of low participation to HE as defined by POLAR 3 Quintile 1
  • Have a disability
  • From an ethnic group which is under represented in Higher Education.

We review all applications in a holistic manner and whilst we prioritise students who meet the above criteria we will consider all the information contained in an application. We therefore encourage applicants to include any additional information in the application.

Application Information

You can access all the application materials below:


Year 11 Summer School Application Form

Year 11 Summer School Information Leaflet

Year 11 Summer School Teacher Information Sheet

The deadline for applications is Friday 26 February 2016.