Butterflies and class cocoon
But what about the rest? Year 6s, ready for some fun after national tests, are given special transition units. Secondary schools are admonished to treat new entrants more like the primary children they were six weeks ago.
Let's not forget that secondary transfer is a rite of passage. Most children will soon overcome their butterflies, revel in new subjects, moving from room to room, and the grown-up atmosphere which offers excitement and the chance to evolve.