Reading For Pleasure
At St Patrick's RC High School, we believe that reading for pleasure should be a fundamental part of childhood, and a skill, which should be developed to support lifelong learning coupled with a love of Literature.
Our aim is to develop and embed a strong, sustainable reading culture within the school community. Confident and competent readers will foster a love of reading through a rich and varied experience of texts, in which they are empowered to exercise freedoms of choice and independence.
Inspiring children to read is their fundamental right. It underpins all learning and secures a good trajectory for personal development and an understanding of the world in which they live.
Every year group at St. Patricks engages with reciprocal reading with their Form tutor, once a week. Pupils in Y7 and Y8 benefit from Library lessons, and across the curriculum, pupils are exposed to a wide range of Literary texts to widen their understanding of social and cultural factors.
Fostering a love of learning is at the heart of teaching and learning and St. Patrick’s RC High School.
We have complied a list of 30 books we feel our pupils should read, before they leave us in Y11. You will find all of these in the school’s Library. (See attached Books you should read)