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Moving From Another School? How We Can Help in the Transition…

If your child is joining us from another school, the transition process begins long before your child actually starts at South Lee Prep School, Bury St Edmunds. As soon as a place is offered, we will contact your child’s current school, to gather as much information as possible to help us to plan for a smooth and informed transition into their new class. This will include gathering information not just about academic attainment, but also about your child’s personality and their individual requirements at school. Your child will be invited in to have some transition days with their new classmates and it is during this period that we can discuss any worries you or your child may have.


We also like to look after the wider family, so parents will be contacted by a member of the PTA to welcome you on board and to invite you to the many events run by them. For younger children or those who may be anxious at starting at a new school, we will work with parents to plan the best way to ease your child into the new environment. For the majority of children this is a quick adjustment, but for others they may need longer to settle, so we will agree a plan together to make sure it works for your child. This may include a staggered start or a more phased drop off.

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