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Supporting children's transition to secondary school: guidance for parents and carers

This short guide provides tips about how parents and carers can best support children through the transition to secondary school.

Supporting children's transition to secondary school  is an evidence-based guidance for parents and carers, written with input from clinicians at Anna Freud and teachers.

This short guide provides tips about how children preparing for, or going through, the transition to secondary school can best be supported by their parents and carers.

It includes guidance which explains why the transition can be difficult for some children, and practical advice such as talking and connecting with the new school, as well as suggested resources that children and parents and carers may find useful.

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    Download the supporting children's transition to secondary school guidance.