School is a large part of your life, so it's important that you feel happy there. Sometimes you might feel scared or worried. But there are things you can do to make it better.

Back to school time

It can be really hard going back to school after the holidays. Not everyone looks forward to it. There are many reasons why you might be worried about going back, such as:

Whether you’re going from primary to secondary school, or you’ve moved house, starting at another school can be scary.

Whatever’s stressing you about school, Childline's here for you.

Get support from other people on our message boards to talk to a counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

Problems at school

When your
exam paper reads
C B A A A A A A 

Talk to other young people on the message boards

Moving schools

What you can do

If you’re worried - find someone to talk to. Try talking to your parents, teachers or another adult you feel comfortable with. Asking an adult for help can be a first step to getting support.

You might also find it helpful to chat to other young people who are changing schools, struggling with exams or dealing with bullying at school. The message boards are a great way to do this. If you have a particular question, you could also read Ask Sam for advice.

If you feel like you can’t talk to anyone you know, you can talk to a Childline counsellor at any time. Find out what contacting Childline is like and how we can help.

If you're worried about being bullied at school, Bullying UK has lots of advice and support.