The link between reading and success is not always immediately clear to young people. However, the National Literacy Trust suggests that 92% of the British public believe that literacy is essential for getting a good job and indeed, vital for the economy.
This, coupled with a recent Oxford University study linking reading for pleasure to improved chances of attending university and gaining higher paid careers, emphasises the need for our students to engage in a positive reading ethos.
With this in mind, we have introduced the Accelerated Reader programme for our Year 7’s. This aims to improve reading ages by as much as twenty-four months in one school year.