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Reading & Literacy

Get lost in a good book, it truly opens the imagination,  creates a calm mind and promotes relaxation. In line with the drive outlined by the government to increase the literacy of students across the nation we have implemented a reading and literacy curriculum, using dedicated reading time and an ASDAN bespoke curriculum which is fulfilled though the Newbury 12.  

Reading is a higher order skill and requires students to listen, process and understand what is presented on the page. Reading improves students' vocabulary, speech, imagination, creativity and promotes a deeper understanding of messages whether stated or inferred.  

With so many advantages to reading we are proud to say we are a reading school!

Fun fact: Reading a book before bed refreshes the mind and encourages deep restful sleep!

Our school has a physical library  and a Good Reads library, our students have access to books purchased from the Amazon library which are on our Good Reads bookshelf.  They can read a selection of books on the Kindle tablets we have in school. 

View our reading curriculum click here


Additional Reading Resources

Along with the resources we provide we also have additional free resources for all stakeholders to take advantage of!

The National Literacy Trust is an agency dedicated to raising literacy levels across the UK, working with UK's most disadvantaged communities. Their resources are completely free, find them at 

The Book Trust  is the largest reading charity in the UK with lots of free resources to take advantage of find them at

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