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Year 6 transition to secondary school

Moving on to secondary school can be exciting and daunting, all at the same time.  We'll be doing more activities about this as we move through the summer term.  If you've got questions, the best thing to do, is ask them! Ask an adult you trust at home, or your teacher or other school adult - no question is too small or silly! We will be adding more resources to this page in due course.

Watch the film below to help prepare for secondary school.  There are lots more useful ideas and resources on the Young Minds web site. Click here to find out more.

Two brilliant books that support children with moving on to secondary school

Go Big by Matthew Burton
Find great friends, boost your confidence, build towards your brilliant future! Secondary school can seem scary. Corridors are wide, older students look terrifying and there's homework, messy friendships and stressful exams to deal with. From your first day to your final exams, this is the ultimate school handbook for achieving, succeeding and being the best you can be!

You are awesome by Matthew Syed
Find your confidence and dare to be brilliant at almost anything.  It's not as impossible as you might imagine. If you're the kind of person who thinks... "I need a special type of brain to do maths"... "You're either good at sport or you're not"... I don't have a musical bone in my body".. then this book has been written for you, to challenge the beliefs that hold you back. Whatever you want to be good at, the right mindset can help you achieve your dreams.

Brilliant transition booklet that can be used to support children both at home and in school, from the Purple Elephant Project.