The Perse Summer School offers a wide variety of courses for children aged 7-14. These take place between the 6th July and 31st July 2020 and are split into four weeks. Most courses run either in the mornings or afternoons (although we have some special, all day courses). The courses can be viewed on the homepage along with their details. A more succinct breakdown can be found here. Lunch is provided, although students are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

The day begins at 9.00am and finishes at 4.00pm. Lunch runs from 12.15am to 12.45am. Children who are doing only a morning or afternoon session can be picked up/ dropped off either before or after lunch. A summary of the summer school day can be found here.


In order to book courses, you will first need to register on the Booking Portal. Once you have entered your email address you will be sent an email link to verify your account. You will then be taken to a page where you can fill in your account details. Once your account is set up please register your child or children using a separate form for each.

Please note that you will have to re-register on the Booking Portal for Summer School 2020, even if if you had an account last year. (Many apologies for the inconvenience, but this is the only way we can ensure that we have the most up to date medical and contact information.)


Bookings can be made through our Booking Portal. Bookings open on 3rd February at 6.00pm with an ‘Early Bird’ discount, available until the 1st March. The number of places available on each course will show on the Summer School website, however please note that availability is not updated in real time but approximately every 24 hours.

If your preferred course is sold out, please contact summerschool@perse.co.uk with the details and we will put your child on the waiting list.

If you need to cancel a booking please refer to our Terms & Conditions and then contact summerschool@perse.co.uk.

Wrap-around Care

We offer wrap-around care for those who need to drop-off early or pick-up late. This is available from 8.00am-9.00am in the morning and from 4.00pm-5.30pm in the afternoon. These can be booked in advance on the booking portal. They are charged at £4 per morning session and £6 per afternoon session.


Multi-Sport can be booked per session, so offers flexibility throughout the week. More information can be found on the course pages.


Lunch will be provided for all children whether they are at summer school for the morning, afternoon or all-day. However, there is the option to opt-out when you are registering your children. Please indicate your preference so that we can cater accordingly.

How do I register?

In order to book courses, you will first need to register on the Booking Portal. Once you have entered your email address you will be sent an email link to verify your account. You will then be taken to a page where you can fill in your account details. Once your account is set up please register your child or children using a separate form for each.

Can I use my account from last year?

No. Apologies for the inconvenience, but we need to ensure that we have the most up-to-date contact and medical information and it is therefore necessary for parents to re-register.

Do I need to register if I am already a Perse parent?

Yes. The Summer School Booking Portal and the Perse Parent Portal are completely different systems.

What information will I need to register?

(i) Contact details:

Once you have registered you will need to complete a form which provides parental contact details. This form need only be completed once for each family.

(ii) Medical/consent forms:

You will also need to provide medical and dietary details and consents for your child/children. You must complete an individual form for each child.

Do you take group bookings?

No. The Perse Summer School will not accept group bookings, however, as an individual parent/guardian you may register your own children on your account.

Do you take bookings from agents?


Do you take international pupils?

We do take international students, please review the information page for international pupils. Bookings for international pupils can be arranged via MML Global Education Solutions. For more information please contact michelle.wang@mml-global.co.uk.


What is the Early-Bird discount?

There is a 10% ‘early bird’ booking discount which is available from when booking opens on 3rd February until Sunday 1st March.

What are the payment options?

There is a variety of payment options:

  1. You can pay by credit/debit card. When you check out on the Booking Portal, you will be asked for your card details.
  2. If you wish to pay by cash or cheque, please tick the ‘Pay by Childcare Voucher’ box when you reach the payment screen and then email us so we can make the necessary arrangements with you. Cheques should be made payable to The Perse School.
  3. To pay using childcare vouchers, please see below.

How do I pay using childcare vouchers?

Our payment system cannot take childcare voucher payments directly. You will need to make the payment through the website of your childcare voucher provider. As soon as you have completed your course booking through the Summer School Booking Portal, please log onto your childcare voucher provider’s website and make the payment to The Perse Upper School. It is essential that you make the voucher payment immediately after you submit your booking, as we cannot hold places without payment. It is also essential that you email a screenshot of your voucher payment to summerschool@perse.co.uk to aid us in the verification process.

The Edenred voucher number is: P20032284. (Please note that Edenred vouchers cannot be refunded.)

What happens if I don’t have enough vouchers available at the moment?

Courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking. If you do not have sufficient vouchers at the time of booking, please pay with the vouchers you do have and email us to let us know the situation. We will ask you to send us a cheque to cover the balance, but we will not cash this if we receive the balance by a mutually agreed date. Please note: to qualify for the early bird discount, all balances must be paid by Sunday 1st March.

Can I book my child on a course if they are not within the specified age boundaries?

Before booking, please email us with details of your child, their age and the course they would like to do. If appropriate, we will look at each case on an individual basis and will take into account the ages of the other children who are booked onto that course as well as the skills required to access the course.

What is the youngest age children can attend Summer School?

We can not take children below the age of 7.

How do I know if a course is full?

The website will display availability for the courses, however please note that this is not updated live but once every 24 hours.

The Booking Portal is updated live and automatically calculates the available places. Once courses are full you will no longer be able to select the course.

Will there be a waiting list for courses which have sold out?

We will run waiting lists for courses which sell out. If you would like your child to be added to a waiting list for a course, please email the Summer School office summerschool@perse.co.uk.

Can I cancel a booking?

If you find that you need to cancel a booking please first see our Terms & Conditions and then contact the Summer School office by email summerschool@perse.co.uk.

Can I get a refund if I cancel a course?

Refunds will only be made in line with the Summer School Terms & Conditions which can be found in the footer of this site and on the Booking Portal.

Can I get a refund if I pay using childcare vouchers?

In most cases, yes. But please be aware that not all childcare voucher companies allow refunds in the event that you need to cancel your booking – you should check with your provider about their policy. Please email childcarevouchers@perse.co.uk and copy in summerschool@perse.co.uk to discuss refunds related to childcare vouchers.

Can I change my payment method?

If you have chosen to pay by cheque or childcare voucher, and subsequently you wish to change your payment method, please contact summerschool@perse.co.uk

Will lunch be provided?

Lunch is included whether you come for a morning, afternoon or a whole day. Please ensure you include any dietary requirements on your consent form.

Is wrap around care available?

Wrap around care is available every day from 8-9 am (£4 per day) and 4.00-5.30pm (£6 per day) and can be booked by the session using the Booking Portal.