“I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.” ~ Margaret Atwood

Reading is a fundamental skill that all young people will need as they move through their learning journey at King’s Academy Brune Park and transition into the wider world. Our aim is to ensure that all pupils read widely and often. We support readers to be confident and fluent whilst challenging them to access texts above their chronological age that enrich, inspire and broaden pupils’ experiences of the world.

The School Library 

Details about the school library can be found here.

Reading Canon

The Reading Canon has been designed to provide pupils with a list of books that are engaging, diverse, inclusive and suited to each year group. The books have been chosen as they link to the school curriculum whilst also challenging our pupils with reading. Pupils are encouraged to read as many of the recommended texts which have been linked to a number of reading initiatives in school.

KS3 Reading Canon

KS4-5 Reading Canon

Reading Across the Curriculum
Here at King’s Academy Brune Park, we firmly believe that all teachers are teachers of Reading. Literacy Champions in every subject are working on embedding key explicit Literacy and Reading teaching strategies within their departments. Pupils are rewarded for successfully completing five reading homeworks, through a Reading Passport scheme.

Library Lessons
Structured library lessons provide pupils with the opportunity to explore a variety of genres and authors, offers time for shared and private reading and is a way of encouraging wider reading. By offering pupils dedicated reading for pleasure time, we hope that this, in turn, supports our whole school reading culture, the importance of reading widely and the benefits reading has on our wellbeing and academic progress.

At King’s Academy Brune Park, all pupils in Year 7-10 are tested each term for reading. Pupils identified in KS3 that require further support with reading have access to bespoke intervention sessions.

How to support your child with reading
Please see our useful guide HERE on supporting your child’s reading progress.

Our Reading Events Calendar is below:

6th – National Read a Book Day
13th – Roald Dahl Day
Year 7 library InductionsKS3 library lessons (Myths & Legends Genre)
1st – 31st – Black History Month
1st – 31st – Horror Genre Month ( including KS3 library lessons)
1st – 7th – Banned Books Week
2nd – 8th – Libraries Week
5th – National Poetry Day
10th – World Mental Health Day
12th – Harry Potter Book Day
Author Visit – across KGAKS3 library lessons (Thriller Genre)
1st – 30th – National Non-Fiction November
5th – Bonfire Night
11th – Remembrance Day
12th – Diwali
18th – High Five a Librarian Day!
1st – 31st – Festivities Month (including Christmas)Bookbuzz – book gift for Year 7Jólabókaflóð – the Christmas book floodKS3 library lessons (Christmas Genre and A Christmas Carol)
18th – Winnie the Pooh Day
24th – Library Shelfie Day (selfies with favourite book event)
27th – Holocaust Memorial Day
30th Jan – 6th Feb – National Storytelling Week
KS3 library lessons (Science Fiction Genre)
30th Jan – 6th Feb – National Storytelling Week
5th – 11th – Children’s Mental Health Week
6th Feb – Safer Internet Day
7th – World Read Aloud Day
10th – 16th – Chinese New Year
14th – Library Lovers Day (Blind date a book event).KS3 library lessons (Science Fiction Genre and World Book day)
4th – 9th – National Careers Week
7th – World Book Day
8th – International Women’s Day
15th – Comic Relief (Red Nose Day)
Easter – Crack open a book event.
KS3 library lessons (World Book Day)
12th – Drop Everything and Read Day (DEAR)
22nd – Earth Day
23rd – Shakespeare Day
23rd – World Book Night
KS3 library lessons (Books to Film Genre)
22nd – Sherlock Holmes Day
KS3 library lessons (Crime Genre)
1st-30th – Pride Month
6th  – National Empathy Day
6th – D-Day
17th – 23rd – Refugee WeekNational Writing Day
KS3 library lessons (Books to Films)
1st-12th – Year 6 Transition
17th – World Emoji Day
Scholastic Book Fair
KS3 library lessons (Adventure Genre)
Summer Reading Challenge


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  • (023) 9261 6000
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