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Preparing for secondary school

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Schools work hard to prepare pupils for the transition from primary to the secondary phase of education.  As well as school-based activities for pupils, as a parent you may have been included in some of the preparatory activities too.  It is important that you attend any visits and events arranged by schools.  

However, even with support from schools the transition from primary to secondary school can still be daunting for young people, and they may show different emotions from worry to excitement.

For example, your child might have worries about having to travel on a school bus for the first time, alongside the prospect of meeting new teachers and having to make new friends. They will also need to get used to different ways of learning and having to think about all the new and exciting opportunities they can take part in when at secondary school. 

What you can do to help


Who can help

If you have any concerns about your child being ready for secondary school you can speak to a health professional in our team will be able to offer advice and support.

You can Call Us on 0300 029 50 50 or Text Us on 07520 649887 to start a conversation.

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).

Getting ready for change

Getting Ready for Change aims to support your child or young person and your family through key transition stages, or recognised times of change and child development 

Read more about 'Getting ready for change'

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