First Day


Speak to peers, parents, siblings, teachers. Don’t be afraid to ask them for help and advice. Remember a problem shared is a problem halved!

Be Yourself

It sounds simple, but people will respond much better if you just act naturally.

Get Organised

Make good use of the student planner and complete homework on the night it is set. Pack your school bag the night before and make sure practical subjects Food, Technology or PE are prepared for.

Give Your Body Time to Rest

Having early nights will make a difference as it will be easier to get up in the morning.


Pay attention to what the teacher is saying. Raise your hand and ask a question if you feel yourself not understanding.

Go Outside Your Comfort Zone

Make an effort to chat to people and make friends.

Stay Calm

Don’t panic it will be absolutely fine. Remember everybody starting in this school is new to the academy, even some teachers too!

“I’m frightened about getting lost”

Don’t worry you will be given a map to help you and there will be lots of people to help you too! You are not the only new starter so you’re not alone. Teachers and other students will be on hand to help you if you’ve lost your way.