Since September 2018 all students at Highgate Wood School enjoy 15 minutes of Dedicated Reading Time. In Years 7, 8 and 9 this means being engaged in reading, fiction or non-fiction with the rest of their tutor group, making use of Accelerated Reader to help ensure their skills are developing and they are engaged in reading at the right level.
KS4 & KS5
Year 10 and 11 students participate in a variety of activities, including reading, which are focused on developing the literacy skills needed for external assessments, mastering the specialist vocabulary more generally. Sixth formers are also engaged in a wide range of initiatives connected to developing literacy; ranging from working with the younger students and supporting them as readers, to having a lending library in the sixth form block, university style “reading weeks” and sessions to help them become critical readers, more discerning about the validity of news reportage and being able to identify fake news.