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Starting school

Young people starting schoolSecondary school may seem a big step.

Most Year 7s feel nervous, some are just better at hiding it than others.

To help you with the move to your new school, most high schools and academies have transition days – days when you visit your new school, meet your new teachers and start to make new friends.

It will probably take some of you a bit longer than others to settle in, find your way around all the buildings and get used to having a teacher for each subject. If you are worried, talk to your form teacher or head of year, they'll do their best to help.

    Travelling to school, learning new subjects and busy corridors, can be a big change.

    Use this Metro journey planner to find out which bus you will need to get to school from your home (you will need both your home address and your school address).

    The internet will be an important part of your learning, so make sure you stay safe online:

    Don't post private information online

    Don't share your password

    Make sure you use the privacy settings on the sites you use

    Only talk to people you know and DON'T meet up with people you meet online

    If you are worried, tell an adult

    Page updated January 2016

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