As an academy, we are passionate about the power of the written word and the importance of reading to enrich our lives. Literacy is a key element of learning and is used in every subject within education. Furthermore, literacy is an important aspect in everyday life, whether reading fiction for pleasure or for more practical reasons such as current news, manuals, recipes, etcetera.


Due to current Covid19 restrictions, sadly students are unable to use our beautiful library. Please could all library books borrowed before lockdown be returned to form tutors who will contact Mrs Wilkinson to collect them? Students in Year 7 & Year 8 are treated to 30 minutes silent reading every day from 12:30-13:00. They must bring their own reading book. Any problems contact Mrs Wilkinson

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is an exciting reading programme for all of our KS3 students. After reading each book, students sit a fun computer generated quiz which gives them the opportunity to gather points and win prizes. Competitions run between classes and between individual students. As part of the programme, books in the library are labelled with their reading level and age group suitability, making books far more accessible and therefore enjoyable for every individual reader.

STAR Reading Tests

At the beginning of every term, all KS3 students will sit a STAR test to discover their current reading age and measure their progress. This test will also give them their Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). The range within which students make the most progress. It is advisable but not mandatory to stay within their ZPD range.