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Useful links for parents and students

The following links provide free resources to Year 7 students and parents to support the transition to secondary school


Oxford University Press:  School Transition Support 

BBC Bitesize:  Starting Secondary School Campaign Trailer

BBC Bitesize:  Starting Secondary School

  • Packed with videos, interactive games, tips and advice, Starting Secondary School will help your child during their last term in primary school and through their critical first weeks at secondary school.

    Starting Secondary School has lots of content hosted on BBC Bitesize, including peer-to-peer advice from the stars of CBBC series Our School who have first-hand experience of making the move to secondary school.

    It also has practical tips for you as a parent on how to prepare your child for secondary school, as well as resources to help start discussions around transition, produced in partnership with YoungMinds.

Interactive quiz for students:  Are you ready for secondary school?

Oxford University Press:  A Parent's Guide to Starting Secondary School

How to make friends HACKS

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Chicken's First Day at School

Fitting in at School

Young Minds:  Find your feet

  • This is a very relevant video that reassures children that they’re not alone when it comes to their worries about secondary school, that there are ways to cope with change and there are people to talk to when things get difficult.


Other useful links to academy information

Terms Dates 2020/21