Differences between primary school and secondary school

  • The school site is large and students will need to move around independently to each lesson
  • There will be new rules to learn
  • A full and new school uniform
  • Students will have many different teachers rather than just one or two
  • Students will move from room to room for different lessons
  • Students will be expected to carry bags and equipment from lesson to lesson, and will have the chance to get a locker
  • Students will be responsible for a planner to record homework
  • Students may have different subjects than they had at primary school
  • Students may need to travel further to get to school, perhaps by bus or bike
  • Students will need to be more independent at breaks and lunchtime
  • Students will become more self-organised and independent


Thank you so much to everyone who bought tickets in @vale_society's Christmas Raffle. Over £1300 has been raised to support projects for our students in school. All prize winners have been emailed directly and can collect their prizes from Main Reception from 5 January 2022!