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How can anxiety affect a child in school

Anxiety can have a significant impact on a child's academic performance and overall well-being in school. Here are some ways anxiety can affect a child in school:

Difficulty concentrating

Children with anxiety may have difficulty focusing on their schoolwork, as their minds may be preoccupied with worries and concerns.

Poor academic performance

Anxiety can negatively impact a child's academic performance, as they may struggle to complete assignments or retain information due to difficulty concentrating.

Avoidance behaviours

Children with anxiety may avoid situations that cause them anxiety, such as speaking in front of the class or participating in group activities. This can lead to missed opportunities for learning and socialisation.

Physical symptoms

Anxiety can cause physical symptoms such as stomach aches, headaches, and fatigue, which can interfere with a child's ability to attend school regularly and perform well academically. Check out the most common signs of anxiety.

Social isolation

Children with anxiety may struggle with social interactions, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness. This can have a negative impact on their mental health and academic performance.


Children with anxiety may feel pressure to be perfect, leading to unrealistic expectations and an inability to cope with failure or mistakes.

It is important for parents and educators to be aware of the signs of anxiety in children and provide appropriate support and resources to help them manage their anxiety and succeed in school.

If your child has anxiety and needs help with their learning, please contact Prepped on 01284 658777 or email


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