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What are the benefits of attending a Summer School?

The Sutton Trust Summer Schools give students the opportunity to explore their chosen subject in-depth over the course of a week, whilst also getting a taste of student life at the University of Cambridge. This experience supports students to make an informed choice about what they would like to do after they finish their post-16 studies, enabling them to confidently choose the courses or universities they apply to. Many students talk about what they’ve gained from the Summer School experience in their personal statement.

Alongside academic sessions in their departments, students will have the opportunity to attend Information, Advice and Guidance sessions on a range of topics. In 2020 this included workshops on Choosing HE Options, Careers Options, Personal Statements, Wellbeing and a BME student panel.

The Summer School experience motivates many students to aim high throughout their final year at school and enables them to confidently progress to university.

Is there a cost to attend the Summer School?

The costs of the Summer School are covered by the University.

Safety and Supervision

During the online academic week, we will have members of staff moderating all calls and available to support students during activities. All of our Cambridge Admissions Office staff are DBS checked.

We will provide a duty phone number for all students and their parents/carers. This number is monitored 24 hours a day, and students are able to text or phone us if they have any worries, or if they become unwell during the week.

How to contact us

Parents and carers are welcome to contact us using the email address and telephone number displayed on this page. For urgent queries during the Summer Schools, please use the duty number provided in the first instance.

Contact Us

Cambridge Summer School Team
07840 638822

Most of the common queries that we receive are answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page. Please take a look before contacting us.