Reading and Literacy at Leigh Academy Bexley

Reading For Pleasure

  • Our new Leigh Academy Bexley Library will be open for early 2023.
  • All students have a reading book as part of their equipment.
  • All students have silent reading daily as part of their tutor programme.
  • All Year 7s are sent a book in the summer holidays before joining the school.
  • From 2023, all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will have a library lesson within the English curriculum, once per fortnight, and access our Accelerated Reader programme.

Reading Non-Fiction

  • Reading is part of our PHSE programme, where students are exposed to a range of fiction and non-fiction text extracts.
  • Opportunities for reading and disciplinary literacy are threaded into curriculum planning.

Targeted Reading Support

  • Lexia Reading – targeted intervention for students to accelerate their reading.
  • Accelerated Reader – an online programme that quizzes students’ understanding of books that they have read and recommends their next read.
  • GL Reading Assessments – undertaken by all students in Key Stages 3 and 4 in the school to assess their reading age compared to their chronological age.

Accelerated Reader

To take a test on a book you have recently read, please click the icon below:

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