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Preparing for School

Starting primary school is a huge milestone in your children’s development and it is important to prepare them as much as possible so the transition to school goes smoothly.


To help you prepare for your multiples starting school, Tamba has created the following resources:

  • Factsheet -Top Tips for getting twins, triplets or more ready for school – we asked our families for their top tips on supporting their multiples transition to primary school - Including individuality, play and early learning, social skills, self care, independence, language and routine and boundaries 

  • Video clips – listen to former Honorary Consultant for Education Anne Thomas speak about topics such as choosing a primary school, how to apply, delaying entry and should multiples be in the same class

  • Honorary Consultants service – Tamba has Honorary Consultants for Education and Educational Psychology who may be able to help with starting school at CSA (compulsory school age), delaying or deferring school entry, appeals against school places, together or apart, special educational needs and EHC Plans 



You may also like to read a Tamba report that looks at the incidence of splitting twins across separate schools and the impact of classroom placement decisions on multiple birth children and includes data from the Twins Environment Development Study at Kings College. It also looks at families' access to different types of play facilities and delaying starting school.



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Twinline 0800 138 0509. Free support and advice for people expecting twins or already looking after twins.