Transition to secondary school

On this page you will find useful links, documents and information, to help make your transition to secondary school as smooth as possible. There is no doubt that you will be feeling a mix of excitement and nerves about moving schools. This is normal since you have been at primary school for a long time, however many people have been on the same journey that you are about to embark upon, so you should feel confident that everything will be ok. Use this page as a guide to help you learn what to expect and to prepare yourself for this exciting new chapter in your life. 


Useful websites:

Be Awesome, Go Big - transition resources for year 6 pupils  - click here

BBC Bitesize - transitioning to secondary school (lots of videos which answer many of your common worries) - click here

Young Minds - Find your feet: transitioning to secondary school - click here

Public Health England - transition to secondary school lesson pack (can be used at home as well) - click here

Third Space Learning blog - how you can prepapre your pupils for Y6 to Y7 transition (aimed at teachers but can equally be used by parents) - click here

The School Run - transition time: from primary to secondary  - click here

The School Run - 6 of the best ways to get off to a great start at secondary school  - click here

The School Run - how to build your child's independence  - click here

The School Run - secondary school stationery checklist  - click here

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