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However you may be feeling about your new school, The Big Step can and WILL help you. 

It’s going to be fine. You’re going to be fine.

Alongside the support your primary and secondary school will offer, we’ve written some useful tips, advice, and blogs  that you can read when needed. If you need help making friends, strategies to help with your anxiety, or what to do if you’re being bullied, then this is the right page for you.

Student benefits

  • A smoother transition from primary to secondary school.

  • Revision of some of the key numeracy and literacy skill you’ll need in September.

  • Time in your new school and workshops on self-esteem will help you to feel more confident about your Big Step and those first day jitters.

  • Get to know your way around your new school, there will be lots of opportunities to explore and find out where everything is.

  • Start your new school in September with your new friends! The Big Step allows you to meet your new classmates and build friendships ahead of your first day.

  • A new school means new experiences; you’ll be able to try out lots of new activities and learning, gaining new skills and knowledge along the way.


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