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Transitioning to High School

Moving on to High School


Moving on from Berkswich to the high school you've chosen is a big moment, but we're here to help every step of the way. We want to make this experience positive, exciting and memorable.


Below are some activities, videos and links to help with transition when you're not at school.

Top Tips for Starting Secondary School

Top Tips for Starting your New School


  • Get organised! Make sure you pack your bag, with everything you need for the day, the night before, so you don't have to worry in the morning.


  • Remember to never be afraid to ask for help, or talk to someone you trust, like a parent or your form tutor if you’re concerned about anything.
  • Try to make an effort to make new friends.
  • First impressions last a long time, so make sure yours are good ones – for organisation, presentation, and behaviour! Make sure you don't put too much pressure on yourself.
  • Make the most of all the new opportunities. Have a go and try out new clubs and activities.
  • Learn where classrooms are (and the toilets!)
  • Keep a copy of your timetable with you so you know what time you need to be at school, and where you need to be.
  • Find what uniform you need, and what to bring in for sport.
  • Enjoy it! Making new friends and learning new things is exciting. Everyone else is in the same boat, so aim to have a good time!