The School Transition & Adjustment Research Study (STARS) team worked with 10 secondary schools to
find out how pupils, parents and teachers view the move to secondary school. We asked them about how
they felt about the transition before (at the end of Year 6), during (at the start of Year 7) and a year later
(at the end of year 7). We’ve written a leaflet for young people, telling them about what the pupils in our
study felt about moving to secondary school; your school has given a copy to your son or daughter. We are
writing to you with more information to accompany that leaflet, with the aim of helping ensure a smooth
and successful transition for all pupils.