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Transitions are the moves children and young people make from home to nursery, from nursery to primary, from primary to secondary, from secondary to further education and beyond.



Starting Primary One


Children in Scotland who reach the age of five years between 1st March 2017 and 28th February 2018 should start school in August 2017.  This generally means that children start school when they are aged between four-and-a-half and five-and-a-half.


To help your child prepare for a good start you can:


  • Listen and talk to your child about this change in their lives

  • Involve your child in getting ready for school by helping choose the things they will need, e.g. their uniform, lunchbox, school bag

  • Keep in touch with the school about anything which may affect your child’s learning

  • Attend induction events or introductory sessions

Useful Links


Curriculum for Excellence factfile - 3-18 Transitions - provides information on the transitions children and young people will face throughout their education and beyond.


Career Information, Advice and Guidance in Scotland - A Framework for Service Redesign and Improvement provides guidance on career information, advice and guidance strategy.


Choices and changes provides information about choices made at various stages of learning.


The Additional support for learning page provides links to relevant legislation and guidance, including the arrangements that should be in place to support pupils with additional support needs.


Supporting Children's Learning Code of Practice includes specific requirements on education authorities and others under the new legislation in relation to transition.


Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning.


Parenting Across Scotland offers support to children and families in Scotland.

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