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Starting or moving to a new school

Starting a new school for the first time, or moving onto school is an exciting time time for children and their parents/carers, but it is a big change and can also be a little scary and overwhelming. Click on the boxes below to find out more information and support for you and your child.

If your child is due to start school in September 2021 and you are concerned that they may not be ready, there is a new 'Starting School Together' course, running from 25 July until 30 August. The six sessions will support your child’s school readiness skills and help prepare them for a ‘flying start’ in reception. These sessions will be held in family hubs across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. To book please email: