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Throughout Term, both staff and students have been busy making sure they have time to read for pleasure. The Academy recognises how important reading is to help students’ learn and achieve the very best they can. Did you know that children who read books often and more than once a week gain higher results in maths, vocabulary and spelling tests at age 16 than those who read less regularly? Also, reading is a fantastic way to learn new things, find out about different cultures and escape into a new world!


Staff have been sharing their experience of books they are reading, and it has been fantastic to see such a range across the academy! Everything from biographies to gritty gothic literature has been enjoyed by all.

Mrs Whitworth, the academy Librarian shared her favourite poem Adelstrop by Edward Thomas with academy students and Miss Milne, Academy Director of English, describes why she would recommend her current read Child 44.

Child 44, a thriller novel by British writer Tom Rob Smith. I would highly recommend as this is full of action, and a real page turner. The plot is centred around the Russian military police who are investigating a series of unsolved crimes.

Students too have been getting involved and taking part in the ’Get Caught Reading’ opportunity.  It has been fantastic to see so many students caught in the act and earning stamps on their reading card.

All students that have achieved ten 'Get Caught Reading' stamps received a certificate and an automatic entry into the term's raffle. The winner of the raffle will be announced on the last week of term in assembly.


Name / Year      Book Title Student's thought on their book

Tammie Gough


Goosebumps 'It makes me feel that I have goosebumps when I read it in my bedroom.'

Jack Best


Percy Jackson Saga 'It's a fantastic book with mystery and reveals around all corners and the action bursts off the page!'

Brandon Paisey


Batman 'I liked the pictures and I found the book very interesting.'

Jannat Khurram


Jinx 'This is a good book and if you like chemistry then it is definitely the right book for you.'

Harry Edwards


Diary of a Wimpy Kid 'This book was recommended to me by my cousin and I would recommend it to people who like comedy books.'

Maisie Hendry


The Vampire's Assistant Jurren Shan 'This book is the perfect example of horror, fun and mystery. Teenage boy Jurren Shan finds a ticket to a freak show. But what if his friend has intentions he doesn't reveal? Betrayal, death and of course lots of blood, (it is a vampire book), The Vampire's Assistant has it all!'

George Bowey


Raven's Gate 'It's about a kid who gets sent to a different place that has evil magic.'

Chloe Williams


Twisted Heart 'Heart warming and funny.'

Shelby Thomas


Harry Potter 'I really liked this book!'

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