Reading helps us in all subjects as it helps us understand difficult vocabulary. It’s also very good to read as some books cover important issues. I’m really glad we read at Bolingbroke! - Cicely Davies, student
Our aim at Bolingbroke Academy is to create a community of confident readers who feel comfortable approaching texts across all subjects. We understand that reading is the great leveller: a tool that enables pupils of all backgrounds the opportunity to experience and understand all aspects of our world. If we are truly serious about giving our young people the best possible start in life, we must recognise that strong literacy skills are most often the key to unlocking their potential. To this end, Reading & Literacy is embedded into the DNA and values of Bolingbroke Academy.
All KS3 pupils receive weekly reading lessons to develop a love of reading, and to ensure they can read at their actual age and develop their vocabulary and comprehension skills. All staff have knowledge of key reading strategies to support the development of pupils’ reading across all subjects, helping them to access the full curriculum.
We currently sit at the top of the network for Literacy, with an average of 80% of our pupils reading “At or Above” their chronological reading age from Year 7 – Year 10.