Help me

I’m changing schools


Starting at a new school is a big change in your life.

Here are 8 top tips that might help you:

  1. Remember that making new friends takes time.
  2. Visit the new school so you know what to expect.
  3. Find out what school uniform or other kit you need. If your family are finding it hard to afford it, talk to the school.
  4. Try out the journey to school so you feel ok about how to get there.
  5. Keep your timetable with you so you know what classes you have and where they are.
  6. Secondary schools can be big places. If you get lost, ask a teacher or an older pupil to help you find your class.
  7. Find out if your new school has buddying, where an older pupil helps you settle in.
  8. If you are disabled, the new school should make sure you can access your classes. If it’s difficult, tell someone.