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Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting and significant event in the life of your child. When a child starts a secondary school they are expected to cope with a whole variety of new experiences and changes.
The top two worries that Year Six students express are: being bullied and not making friends. Although these are common concerns for many students, it is interesting to note that most children are no longer worried about these after just one or two weeks. If your child expresses these worries, it is useful to tell them this and to emphasise that everyone else will also be feeling anxious and in the same situation as themselves. At Henley in Arden School we have a mentoring system and a safe induction system so that all of our new pupils will be paired with an older student from the school to help them settle in.
What is different about Secondary School
Generally pupils are expected to be more independent and self aware.
Getting to and from school:
At Henley in Arden School we are very strict on uniform and we believe that our students should always be smart.
New Timetable – Am I in the right place?
Contact the school:
We believe that the relationship between the school, parents, carers and pupils is vital.
Each pupil will have a diary and we see this as the instrument of communication between the school and parent. It is important that you encourage the student to share this diary information with you.
Children’s own top ten worries about starting secondary school:
We believe that if we are able to help the students achieve a habit of independence and responsibility for their own learning early on in the school, then this will carry on into the upper school years when it becomes increasingly important for the students to be able to drive their own learning.
We hope you find this information useful and thought-provoking. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.