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Be Primary School Ready

Starting primary school is a big milestone for you and your child; it brings about a lot of changes in both your lives. And while some children can hardly wait to start, others find it difficult being away from their parents. Here's lots of information and practical advice to get you off to a happy start and help you support your child during the first few weeks of school. You can see our Be Primary School Ready in English here and Welsh here.

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Be Primary School Ready

Starting primary school is a huge step for both you and your child. Download our Be Primary School Ready guide to help you and your child make a smooth transition over the next few weeks. Find out more
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