The non-compulsory learning at Summerhill means children have the complete freedom to partake in learning if and when they are ready. This has often lead to the image that children don’t learn at Summerhill. This is a myth as the non-compulsion means children naturally gain a positive relationship to learning. When a child enters a lesson, they bring with them; interest, motivation and enthusiasm. This in turn means they learn much faster and more deeply because their focus has come purely from them. This also means it happens when they are ready and so fits in perfectly to their own personal development and bespoke education.