The size of the school
Getting lost is one of the main concerns when you start a new secondary school. Here, students from CBBC’s Our School, talk about how they got used to the size of their new school and offer tips on finding your way round.
Always have your timetable with you so you know where you are supposed to be next
Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you are lost
You’ll get lots of practical help: a visiting day before you start at the new school; being shown around the school; a map of the school in your planner; people showing you the way and the routines
You will be given a buddy to help you, probably from the class above – feel free to ask them lots of questions, they’ll remember exactly how you feel!
Don’t expect to remember it all at once, or to know everything on the first day