Primary schools should identify pupils whose behaviour may be at risk of deteriorating when they reach secondary school, a report for Ofsted suggests.
Head teachers told Ofsted some pupils could struggle more than others with the move to “big school” and might benefit from extra support.
This could be offered to help minimise the risk of such pupils misbehaving when they arrive, they said.
It comes as thousands of pupils have just started secondary school.
England’s education watchdog, Ofsted, has announced a new push on behaviour management for teachers.