Rise and Read

UPDATE 06/10/17: Well done to Year 7 on a great start to Rise and Read. Keep up the good work! Remember every Tuesday and Thursday, 7.40 – 8.10.


Rise and Read is our brand new scheme, which will be launched in September to Year 7, where students will spend 30 minutes at the start of the school day being involved in reading activities.

The aim behind the scheme is to allow student’s access to engaging storytelling and explorative literature, which they may not experience, elsewhere in the school curriculum. During this, students will become engaged in reading through teacher and pupil discussion and also by experiencing the stories in a live interactive way, thus promoting a love of reading and improving their literacy levels. An essential building block in securing their future educational outcomes.

More information will become available here:

Consent Form

Accelerated reader

The accelerated reader program is used by all KS3 pupils during tutor time. Students take a test on entry and are given a reading range (also known as the ZPD- zone of proximal development) and a reading age. Pupils can select a book within their reading range and take a test once they have finished that book. Every student has their own unique log in code and password, and their progress is recorded on the system. Every student has a file which holds the TOPS reports from every quiz they have taken. Student’s progress is reviewed termly and used to identify those requiring additional intervention.

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