Why reading matters at Burnt Mill
At Burnt Mill Academy we aim to foster a love of reading and prioritise it in our school. We understand that reading is the passport to pupils’ success; pupils who read well are more likely to succeed at school, achieve better qualifications than those who don’t, and will go on to lead fulfilling success lives and careers in the future.
How much and how often?
All pupils should be reading for between 30 minutes to one hour every day during the week, and more at the weekends is encouraged. In addition to reading in their curriculum lessons all pupils in KS3 read for 30 minutes in their form time.
Our new library is a thriving space and continually evolving. We have a range of fiction books, new and favourites, to cater for all tastes and comfort levels.
Our library is open daily during breaktimes and lunchtimes. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during break and lunch times the library is a place for students to come and use this quite space and resources for study time. During break and lunch times on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the library will be set up for games club and there are colouring and drawing activities such as Marvel and anime characters available every day.
Every day after school the library is available for study time.