Southampton Schools

Starting at a new school in Years R, 3 and 7

Starting at a new school is a big step for parents as well as children. Not only is your child embarking on their first taste of infant, junior or secondary school education, but they are also going to a new location which involves an unfamiliar and new journey.

These leaflets have been designed to lead you through the process of planning your new journey to school and, as much as is possible, keeping it active, safe, pollution-free and sustainable.

They each contain a link to an 8-minute, original and humorous Histrionics film commissioned by the My Journey Team to inspire your children in a fun and educational way.

There are also plentiful follow-up activities, hints, tips and links to resources to ensure you have all the information you need to make positive active travel choices whenever possible which will make a difference not only to the health of your child but to the sustainability of the planet

Please select the relevant year group for your child to download the age-appropriate leaflet:

Starting Year R: EYFS Reception, Infant School

Starting Year 3: Key Stage 2, Junior School

Starting Year 7: Key Stage 3, Secondary School


Starting in Year R or Year 3? Click here to see the latest update of our 'How Could you Travel to School?' booklet


Want to download the Way2Go Transitions booklet? Click here for a printable version or here for one to complete on-line.





Like our Histrionics films? Missed our Mental Health Awareness Week film? Click here and take a look now! The film is themed around kindness, mental health and exercise for wellbeing, all woven into the true tale of an English cyclist, James Moore, who was brought up in France in the 19th century.


Attachment Size
docx-icon Way2go Complete Online 15.5 MB
pdf-icon Way2go Printable Version 4.0 MB
Icons made by Smashicons from is licensed by CC 3.0 BY