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Reading is at the very heart of our school. We aim to make sure that all of our children become confident and happy readers, with a real love for books. We do this as a whole school community, working in partnership with our parents, libraries, parishioners, other local schools and the wider community.

This page is to celebrate our work as we 'read together for pleasure'. You will find pictures of events and recent reading cafes, useful websites, recommended reading books and a guide for how to support children in their reading. We hope you enjoy our reading page and find it useful!

Gold, Gold, Gold!


Liverpool Reading Quality Mark in associate with the National Literacy Trust

Liverpool Reading Quality Mark (RQM) has been developed with a focus to promote reading for enjoyment amongst children.

A recent study conducted by the Institute for Education found that children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better than their peers.

Schools can be accredited with a bronze, silver or gold award which recognises the effort that they have made in promoting the joy of reading amongst their pupils.  In order to attain these awards schools are assessed across six themes.

Key themes:

  • Leadership and management
  • Workforce development
  • Reading promotion
  • Reading events and groups
  • School wide opportunities for reading for enjoyment
  • Family/community involvement/public  library service


We were assessed by a member of the local authority, who spent the day looking around our school, speaking to Mrs Basnett, staff, governors, members of our wider community and of course our pupils. 

We were delighted to be awarded the highest grade possible – gold!

Well done to everyone involved.

Reading Quality Mark Assessment Report 2015-16

Reading guide for parents and families