Your 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. If you get stuck, put your hand up and ask for help.

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 and older students too!

I’m frightened about getting lost

Don’t worry everybody in your year will be in the same position as you. Between classes you will travel together and there will be teachers around to help you. There are also signs around the school to help you.

After a week you’ll know your way round.