Moving from primary school to secondary school is one of those big life events that most people in later life can recall quite clearly in one way or another. This article, will help point out some of the possible issues you as a parent may encounter and offer advice on how to make the transition as smooth as possible, for the whole family.

From a big fish in a small pond to a small fish in a very big pond!
By the time your child reaches sixth class in primary school, they will be completely familiar with heir school, teachers and classmates. They probably know just about everyone to see in their school and are the most senior people in school so will be used to being entrusted with a little extra responsibility.
 
However, over the course of a summer holiday they will start a new school where they are now the most junior students in a strange school environment.  Change can be frightening for anyone but when your 12 or 13 it can be especially daunting.
 
As a parent you will be worried about how they are coping, but it’s important to remember that children are more resilient and adaptable then we are and within a few weeks, and with a little help from you, they will have forgotten their old school.
 

Latest

Trending

Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.