Transition to secondary school
It might seem only the blink of an eye ago that you were waving your child off on their first day in Reception, but if you’ve got a child in Year 5 or Year 6 you’ll already be starting to think about the transition to secondary school.
We’ve got lots of information, advice and tips in this section to help you choose and apply for the right school (and appeal if necessary), prepare your child for the move, get everything ready for the first day (including the 5 things you must do before starting secondary school!) and help your child find their feet during those first daunting weeks.
This indispensable guide will help you and your child successfully manage the important transition from the cosy world of primary school to the bigger world of secondary school. A Parent's Guide to Secondary School takes you through everything you need to know about secondary school, from deciding which schools to apply for, through the application and appeals process, to supporting your child in the first weeks and months in their new school.
Year 6 to year 7 summer booster packs
Boost your child's confidence in the run-up to secondary school with targeted revision activities for English and maths. Reading comprehension, journalistic writing, using figurative language, writing persuasive text, spelling and lots more are covered in the Y6 to Y7 English booster pack; square numbers and prime numbers, percentages, fractions and decimals, number sequences and data tables are all part of the Y6 to Y7 maths booster pack.
The Y6 to Y7 transition packs are exclusive to TheSchoolRun subscribers.
KS3 and Year 7 curriculum and learning
Want a preview of what your child will be learning once they get to secondary school? Here's an overview of the main subjects, as well as details of emotional and psychological development in Year 7 and how your child changes over the KS3 period.
- What your child learns in KS3 science
- Supporting KS3 science at home
- Year 7 science: what your child learns
Other subjects in KS3
Sussing Out Your Secondary School is a practical guide which supports you child's transition from primary school to secondary school.
Bright, colourful and full of practical tips for new school starters, this workbook is for your child to use as they move up to secondary school. Through a range of activities, they’ll think and learn about all the important aspects of changing school, including planning the journey, making friends, coping with the homework and understanding the timetable.