The Norfolk Summer School provides a range of activities to help prepare candidates for their university interviews. These include an initial one to one consultation, sessions on interview practice and a chance to see a university-style interview with feedback and recommendations for improvement.



During the week you'll have access to a range of onsite and remote activities, including in-depth subject seminars taught at university level, interview practice and personal statement advice.The remote timetable also includes advice from external speakers and group talks on student finance, studying abroad and gap years. Participating sixth form students also have opportunities to take part in interesting debates on selected topics and a chance to speak to current university students about their experiences.

Participants will be exposed to university style subject tutorials in which they are given the opportunity to hone their subject knowledge and to chat to an expert in their field.  Participants will also hear from university admissions tutors, who will give advice on how to navigate the application process and, in particular, how to adapt their personal statements to their specific subjects.

Much of the subject teaching is done by Norwich School staff and past Summer School participants, many of whom are now either undergraduates or postgraduates at some of the UK’s leading universities, including Cambridge and Oxford.

Sample Timetable 2021

Saturday 10th July - Introduction session subject tutorials and lectures 

Wednesday 14th July - Practice interview sessions

Saturday 17th July - Final subject tutorials, interview feedback and presentation of certificates


As well as academic support and advice following mock interview practice, students also hear about the practicalities of dealing with student finance, of applying to European Universities, of applying to Maastricht and going Dutch with their studies, US Universities and how to get the most out of a gap year.