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Be Secondary School Ready

The time has come for your child to move on to secondary school in England and Wales or post-primary school in Northern Ireland. Most of us remember what it was like to start secondary school, but it's fair to say that a lot has changed since then!

Schools are very aware of the importance of this transition and put activities in place to prepare children for the step up. So getting them ready is a real joint effort between home and school. Here's lots of information and practical advice to get you off to a happy start and help you support your child. Read our Be Secondary School Ready guide in English here and Welsh here.

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Be Secondary School Ready

You probably have no idea where the time has gone, but suddenly you have a child who is starting their next school. Download our Be Secondary School Ready guide for advice on how you can support your child on their next adventure. Find out more
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