Poor you. My eldest son is not particularly shy but is not very good at mixing and yet he seems to be happier at his grammar school than he ever was at primary. I think sometimes when people start a new job or a new school they have an opportunity to reinvent themselves and shrug of the labels they've been given in their old environment.
There is a thread elsewhere on this forum about bullying and after I read that I asked my son what it was like at his school (he's in year
. He said that, yes, there were bullies but the school was good at dealing with them.
He's also very tall for his age (5ft 8ins at just turned 13) and was the tallest boy in his primary from about year 4! But, there are two boys in his year now who are taller than him. I've never ever been aware of anyone picking on him because of his height. I know it could be different for girls, but I was also always the tallest in my class at school (am just under 6 foot now) and nobody ever commented on it other than the odd, "what's the weather like up there?". But, a tall person can deliver a very good withering look when comments like that are made! Believe me there are lots of advantages to being tall -she has a head start to looking graceful and elegant (hmm, well I like to think i did before my figure went after having 3 children!). Do encourage her to stand tall and proud!