Unfortunately, due to site restrictions as a result of Covid-19, the library is currently closed. We are hoping to have library services up and running soon.  

Books should be returned via tutors and English teachers.

For now, if you have any queries, please contact Miss Power by email at

Accelerated Reader™

Accelerated Reader (AR) is used for all students in years 7-9 to improve their literacy levels.  Accelerated Reader is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice and motivating reading for pleasure. AR motivates pupils of all abilities to read more and challenging books, raise literacy standards and develop a lifelong love of reading. Reading for 20 minutes a day can improve your child’s reading ability and help them to be more successful in all subject areas.

A database of over 35,000 quizzes to ensure comprehension of books read

  • Provides instant feedback and reports for monitoring
  • Helps create a culture of reading

Every student in years 7-9 will have an independent reading level and target to achieve each term.  Students are given 20 minutes DEAR time (drop everything and read) every day in school. In addition to this, students have a lesson in the library every 2 weeks to ensure they have ample time to achieve these targets. Due to the LRC being closed these lessons have taken place in the classroom.
To take a quiz, the following site should be visited:
Click here to take an Accelerated Reader quiz -
Visit to search the database to see if a book has a quiz and to check level.

Please find "A Parents’ Guide to Accelerated Reader" here.


If you would like to access free books online. Click on the links below.


DEAR – Drop Everything and Read

All students in Years 7-9 are given 20 minutes a day to drop everything and read. This time is used to support AR but also to foster a love for reading. Both staff and students use this time to drop everything and read books for pleasure.

Form Time Reading

Form time reading (FTR) has been introduced to students in years 7-10 to promote reading for pleasure and to support KBA in becoming a reading rich school.  Texts are delivered in 10 week blocks and students are exposed to a range of text types and challenging material. The programme promotes fluency, development of vocabulary and comprehension with form tutors leading these sessions and modelling excellent reading. This term students are reading BAME texts such as ‘Ghost Boys’, ‘Crongton Knights’, ‘Dear Martin’ and ‘The Hate U Give’.

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