Heading back to school or college

young people at college
All you need to know about heading back to school or college this September.

Not in education, employment or training?

All young people aged 16-17 should be in learning this September. If you’re not – don’t panic, there is something out there to suit you.

  • Register with us so we know you’re NEET.
  • Check our opportunities list & sign up to Hot Jobs.
  • Contact learning providers.
  • Visit your local CHOICES session.

Evening activities:

Having an evening activity is a great way:

  • To relax and have some fun after school or college
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people 
  • Keep you fit and healthy 

You can find lots of local activities over on Activities Oxfordshire. 

Personal safety when traveling to and from school:

If you're commuting to and from school or college then it's super important to remember your personal safety. To help, we've created a list of oxme top tips on how to stay safe when out and about:

  • Go out in a group, and stay in a group
  • Look out for your friends
  • Make sure someone knows where you are going and when you'll arrive or be back
  • Carry a phone
  • Know your route
  • Avoid risky areas

Coping with school stress:

If you find yourself feeling stressed about going back to school, don’t worry – it’s normal, and there are different things that you can do to help.

  • Ensure that you’re getting enough sleep
  • Make sure that you have time to relax
  • Socialise with people who make you feel more positive
  • Take time to do your favourite activities
  • Spend some time outside – this can help to boost your mood!

If you find that these do not help, or that you need more support you can visit your school nurse.

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