“The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” – Albert Einstein

At Holy Cross we put reading at the centre of school life.  The importance of regular reading is encouraged at Holy Cross during tutor time, KS3 library lessons, throughout all curriculum areas and at the start of every English lesson.  All pupils are expected to have a reading book with them at all times.  Literacy activities are provided fortnightly to complete in tutor time by the lead teacher of English.

“The first time I walked into the library, I knew I would like it because I love reading books. I like it so much this year because I enjoy helping out every Monday. The library is a safe and quiet place to be at lunch time” (Jessica, Holy Cross pupil in Year 9)

Our well-resourced school library is run by Miss Rushton, the Library Manager, and is open to pupils at break, lunch and after school.  We offer a diverse selection of books for pupils to choose from and currently stock over 10,000 texts.

We also benefit from a Teacher of Reading Intervention who provides one-to-one and small group tuition for our weakest readers to ensure they make accelerated progress and can meet curriculum related expectations across subject areas.

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