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Reading Programme

We want every child to view reading as akin to breathing- a normal and natural action that all humans do. ​

We do this by exposing students to a wide range of ambitious fiction and non-fiction texts that stimulate intrigue and help them to make sense of the world. We believe that representation matters and have chosen a reading programme that all students can identify with and learn that differences are positive. ​

We give our students the tools to read well by modelling expert reading, using Reciprocal Reading as a strategy to decipher text and providing catch-up and keep-up reading interventions to ensure that every child leaves us as a confident, life-long reader. 

Year 7

This year we are reading:

Trash : Mulligan, Andy: Books

Trash - Andy Mulligan

The Boy At the Back of the Class: Onjali Rauf : Onjali Rauf:  Books

The Boy at the Back of the Class - Onjali Q Rauf 

Mud, Sweat and Tears: Grylls, Bear: 9781905026494: Books

Mud, Sweat and Tears - Bear Grylls

Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender | Waterstones

Hurricane Child - Kacen Callender

Private Peaceful : Michael Morpurgo: Books

Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo


A Monster Calls: Ness, Patrick, Dowd, Siobhan, Kay, Jim:  9781406311525: Books

A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness


Year 8

This year we are reading:

Where the World Ends - Geraldine McCaughrean

The Hunger Games : Collins, Suzanne: Books

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

Coram Boy - Scholastic Shop

Coram Boy - Jamila Gavin

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the  Taliban: Yousafzai, Malala, Lamb, Christina: 9781780226583:  Books

I am Malala - Malala Yousafzai

When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle | Waterstones

When the Sky Falls - Phil Earle

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time: Haddon,  Mark: 9780099450252: Books

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

Of Mice and Men: John Steinbeck: 9780582461468: Books

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck


Year 9


This year we are reading:

The Hate U Give: Angie Thomas eBook : Thomas, Angie: Kindle  Store

THUG - Angie Thomas

Lark by Anthony McGowan - Barrington Stoke

Lark - Anthony McGowan

The Book Thief: Markus Zusak: Zusak, Markus: 9781909531611:  Books

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

Divergent: 1/3: Roth, Veronica: 9780062024039: Books

Divergent - Veronica Roth

Touching The Void: Simpson, Joe: 9780099771012: Books

Touching the Void - Joe Simpson

To Kill a Mockingbird - Wikipedia

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Year 10


This year we are reading:

Never Let Me Go - Scholastic Shop

Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali : Khan, Sabina: Books

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali - Sabina Khan

The Lovely Bones: Sebold, Alice: 8601300210827: Books

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

Becoming: The No. 1 International Bestseller : Obama, Michelle: Books

Becoming - Michelle Obama

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: the heartbreaking and unforgettable  international bestseller: Morris, Heather: 9781785763649:  Books

The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris

The Kite Runner: Hosseini, Khaled: 9781408824856: Books

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini