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Starting secondary school

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  • Author: alexmantle

We interviewed pupils in Year 6 and Year 7 about their feelings around moving on from primary to secondary school.

If your child is starting at secondary school in September, they’re probably experiencing a mix of emotions right now. Maybe they’re excited, but they’re probably a bit nervous and worried too. In this film, local Year 6 and Year 7 pupils talk about their experiences of moving on from primary school.

Remember, each secondary school has a public health nurse (school nurse) who runs weekly drop-in clinics for pupils, providing support and advice about a whole range of health and wellbeing concerns.

The Health for Teens website also provides lots of information and advice linked to feelings, growing up, health, lifestyle, relationships and more.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called ChatHealth.

The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

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