What's great about Reading?

Reading is integral to understanding the world around us and being able to thrive independently outside of school.  Reading develops the creative mind, supports empathy, and supports vocabulary, spelling and grammar acquisition.  Reading for pleasure and for academic purposes, gives you a better understanding and appreciation for all cultures.  Reading develops your imagination for your own creative thinking and writing. Reading and books can take you anywhere you want to go.

Why is reading important?

It is important that all pupils can read fluently and secure a reading age that is in line with, or better than, their chronological age. This will support them in securing qualifications in all subjects. Reading is an important life skill that will give them confidence wherever they go and whatever they do, in life after Kingsmead.