Through the eyes of a child

Pupils in the last year of primary school share their hopes and fears about secondary school. Some pupils worry about getting lost, making new friends or getting detention, whereas others feel they are ready for the move and have outgrown their primary school.


  • Put yourself in your child’s shoes and think of what they are about to experience

  • Making friends can take time, so don't worry if your child hasn't settled into a friendship group immediately

  • Give them time and give them a place to hang out with friends when they want to

  • All concerns are normal and will pass in time

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