Info and Advice

Moving schools

Moving to a new school, or from primary to secondary school, can be hard.
Being in new situations can lead us to experience lots of different feelings.
A girl joins a technology class at a new school

How might I feel about moving school?

Lots of young feel people experience lots of different emotions when moving schools. 

If you are moving school, you might think about:
Old school

You might miss your old school and friends.

New friends

You might want to make new friends.

New teachers

You might think about meeting new teachers and school staff.

Finding your way

You might think about how you will find your way around a new school.

School work

You might think about how you will keep up with all the new school work.

Making new friends

Remember that a new school also gives you the chance to make friends.

Talking to people can really help to make us feel comfortable in a new place.

Ways to begin a conversation with someone who might become a friend include chatting about your teachers, your subjects and your likes and dislikes.

Support is available

It's natural to feel nervous, scared, worried, excited or happy about moving schools. However you feel, you are not alone.

You have the right to talk to someone you trust about how you are feeling.

Is there an adult you trust who you can talk to?

Childline is always here to listen to you and support you.

Contact Childline

Childline is always here to listen and to support you. You can call Childline on 1800 66 66 66 (24 hours a day), text Childline on 50101 (10am – 4am every day) or chat with Childline online

Talking helps!


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