How You and Your Child Can Cope with Their First Day at School

There can be a mixture of emotions when it comes to the first day of school, ranging from nerves to excitement and everything in between, yet it isn’t just pupils who experience this because parent’s do too.

Managing these emotions is very important and to help parents and children alike do so, we have gathered some of our best tips to coping on the first day of school, as well as a guide for each of the different age groups returning or starting at Oldham Hulme Grammar:

1. Involve your child in the process

There’s a lot involved in the back-to-school prep like buying uniform and equipment. Involving your child in all of this can help build the excitement and prepare them for the term to begin.

2. Be prepared the night before

The last thing you want on the morning of the first day is to be stressed and rushing around, ironing uniforms and looking for bags. Make sure everything is ready to go as this will not only make the process smoother but also keep nerves at bay.

3. Get up early

Although you will have everything ready the night before, getting up early can allow plenty of time to get ready as well as ensures no buses are missed.

4. Try and enjoy it

The most important thing to do on any first day at school is to enjoy it. Once the first day has passed, you and your child will wonder why you ever worried in the first place.  



If your child is starting our nursery this year, they will have already been invited to spend an hour or so at school with their prospective class before starting. Each child in our nursery has their own key worker who is responsible for taking particular care of that child, and liaising with their family to ensure that their individual needs are identified and met, so you can rest assured your child is having the best start to academic life.

Infants and Juniors

Moving into infants or juniors this year? Our Infant and Junior students start a day earlier than the remainder of the school, with the Year 7 and Year 12 pupils too. This allows them to have that extra day to settle in whilst the rest of the school is slightly quieter and less busy.


Moving up from Junior to Senior School can be a little daunting at first, especially if you’re new to the school. That’s why we recommend you attend our open day in order to get a true feel of the school, and its renowned family atmosphere. It’s also good idea to encourage your child to check out the school’s website and social media to get an idea of the surroundings, the extra-curricular activities and what they could get up to in Senior School.

Sixth Form

 Whether you’re moving up from seniors or are one of our few students attending our sixth form from another school, each student is assigned a form tutor with no more than 12 students to a tutor group. Over the two years they develop a strong, supportive relationship with their students and their families.

If you’re thinking of sending your child to Hulme, we encourage you to visit us. Personal tours can be easily arranged by contacting get in touch today.