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Durham University Sutton Trust Summer School

Durham University Sutton Trust Summer Schools

Applications for the 2018 Durham University Sutton Trust Summer School have now closed.

  • Information for Students

    Information for Students
  • Information for Teachers

    Information for Teachers
  • Information for Parents and Carers

    Information for Parents and Carers

Sutton Trust Summer School Programme 2018

Durham University's Sutton Trust Summer School, kindly supported by the Oak Foundation, Barclays and The Garfield Weston Foundation, is designed to give bright students from non-privileged homes the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a student at a leading university. The residential summer school is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about applying to university, to meet some of our current students and work with our academic departments. This programme is available for gifted and talented Year 12 students from UK state-maintained schools.

In addition to the opportunities and information above, those who successfully complete the programme and perform to the required standard in the assessed summer school project at the end of Year 12 will be recognised as having achieved a qualification equivalent to 16-32 UCAS tariff points. This will contribute towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme of study within the academic department with which they completed their assessment at Durham University. Students will then receive a guaranteed, conditional offer for that particular course should they apply to Durham University during Year 13.

Sutton Trust Summer Schools are free of charge! Not only is you place free, but we will also pay for your transport, accommodation, food and all activities and resources. There really is no cost to attend!

Explore these pages to find out more about our exciting programme we held in Summer 2017. If you have any questions about any aspect of the programme or the application process, you can contact us at or via the details on our "Contact Us" page. We'd love to hear from you!

Contact us

The Sutton Trust Team, Durham University

Access and Engagement

The Palatine Centre,

Stockton Road



0191 334 9119