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I’m scared about going to secondary school, can I have some advice?

Your Question

im going secondary school Soon and im kinda scared im 12th in 6th class and secondery school is soon so i need advice 


Hi there, 

Firstly, thanks so much for getting in touch and writing about what’s on your mind; that is a great start. 

Secondly, it’s totally understandable that you may think the move from primary to secondary is scary. Moving schools can be tough and not knowing how it may play out can cause uncertainty and worry. Primary and secondary school may differ in various ways such as the time the school starts, the location of the school, how you’ll get there, the subjects you’ll learn, the number of children in your class and the ages of the young people in the school. Chances are, you are one the oldest children in your current school and going somewhere new where you will now be the youngest can be tough think about. 

The fact that you are thinking of the move is good as it means you can start asking questions about it and make plans to help you best manage the change. 

Have you reached out to an adult you trust to chat about your worries at all? They may be able to provide you with support and resources to help you make the move. Alternatively, have you considered bringing this up with any of your friends? They may have the same worries and fears that you have and together you can figure out ways to manage the adjustment or they may have some knowledge of secondary school that could ease your mind. Friends can be an important resource when it comes to times like this as you can provide each other with support. You might find these articles helpful as they provide tips on this very subject: and 

How would you feel about sharing your thoughts and feelings about this with the team here in Childline? We are here for situations just like this; when a child or young person could do with a listening ear. You can chat to anyone here 24/7 on our phonelines 1800 66 66 66 or you could try contacting us using our online chat: 

We would love to hear from you. Thanks for contacting us, thanks for sharing your concerns with us, and remember, you are not alone, we are here for you whenever you want. 

Take care, 


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