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Reading Programme


"To read, is to breathe"

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


Top Picks

Empowering and practical, BE RESILIENT outlines five clear steps which will build a strong mind to carry you through tough times and let you enjoy the best things life hands you. How to grasp your future, grow your courage and skills and how to bounce back, stronger, fitter, happier, better.

Budi’s plan is simple...

He’s going to be a star, instead of sweating over each football boot he makes, each stitch he sews, each box he packages. He’s going to play for the greatest team on earth, rather than in the square behind the factory where he works.
But one unlucky kick brings Budi’s world crashing down, because now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in all Jakarta. Soon it isn’t only Budi’s dreams at stake, but his life.
A story about dreaming big, about hope and heroes, and never letting anything stand in your way...