Today A Reader. Tomorrow A Leader.

At Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School reading is everyone’s priority. There is a wealth of research that shows that reading regularly for pleasure has a significant impact on a young person’s intellectual progress, their writing, vocabulary and their mathematics. It is estimated that pupils need approximately 50,000 words to succeed in their education- and after the age of 5, most of these words will be acquired through reading.

We have a wide selection of books in our school library which have been chosen carefully to suit a wide range of interests; some to stretch and challenge confident readers, some to engage reluctant readers. Whichever category your child falls into- we have some excellent recommendations to help and support give your son/daughter the best chance at succeeding in their education and preparing for life beyond school.

We also regularly host events and competitions in school to celebrate reading, and share our favourite reads. We are also very proud to have reading ambassadors who help to run breakfast reading clubs, book swaps and are trained to offer personal recommendations.

If you would like any further guidance with reading, need a recommendation that is sure to get your child reading, we highly recommend the booktrust website which has lots of useful tips and advice.

Year 7 Homework Spelling & Reading Information

Reading is everyone's priority at Dame Elizabeth, teachers, pupils and parents.