Myths about secondary school

Everyone has heard stories about starting secondary from how scary the teachers are to getting your head flushed down a toilet. But is it really like that? Students from CBBC’s Our School tell us what is true and what isn’t.


  • Listen to your teacher and don’t speak whilst they are talking
  • Be open and friendly to older students; they may be able to help you if you have any questions
  • Don’t listen to everything you hear before you start secondary school; a lot of the rumours are not true
Top tips for day one
School Survival Guide
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