Guide to starting primary school

Although it's an exciting milestone, starting school can also be a daunting experience for you and your child. We've pulled together expert advice on how to choose and apply for a primary school, how to prepare, and what to expect on the first day. There is also a range of free activities and book recommendations to help you and your child get off to a flying start!

Our Guide to Starting School is also available to download as a PDF.

Is your child starting secondary school? Take a look at our Guide to starting secondary school.

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