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Starting Secondary School

Starting secondary school can be daunting, even for the most confident of children. We've collated some tips for parents supporting their child through the transition to a new school, along with recommended reading and fun free activities to keep pupils engaged throughout the summer break.

Year 7 teacher? Pass on these activities to your new pupils on induction day. You can also print our handy 'Starting secondary school' checklist and guide to KS3 for children to take home to their parents.

Looking for more Secondary resources for Back to School? Find them here.

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Starting Secondary School blog

Hints and tips from Jill Carter

Jill Carter, former Leader of English and author of Key Stage 3 English series, Ignite, shares her ideas on supporting your child through the transition to secondary school. Jill is mum to Seb, aged 12.


Starting Secondary School Guide (PDF)


Secondary School Checklist (PDF)